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Average U.S. Pasture Value Up Again

From Cattle Current

U.S. pasture value averaged $1,400/acre this year, according to the latest Land Values Summary released this week by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). That's up $30 (+2.2%)  from last year.


Regionally, pasture value was highest in the Southeast with a combined average of $4,180 per acre for Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.


It was lowest in the Mountain States at an average of $683/acre, followed by a combined average of $1,090/acre for the Northern Plains states of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.


Pasture value increased each year since 2014, when the average value was $1,290/acre, according to Agricultural Land Values Final Estimates 2014-2018 from NASS.


By way of reference, U.S. cropland value this year averaged $4,100/acre, which was $50/acre more (+1.2%) than last year. Between 2014 and this year, average cropland value ranged from $4,030/acre in 2017 to $4,100 this year and in 2015.


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