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Average Minnesota crop rent for 2016: $170 per acre

Dodge County's rent is the highest, at $253 per acre.

September 16, 2016

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Nonirrigated cropland rent averaged $170 per acre in Minnesota during 2016, down $10 from 2015, according to the Upper Midwest Regional Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Pasture rented for cash averaged $30 per acre, up $2 from the previous year. County-level cash-rent estimates were not published for 2015.

Dodge County had the highest average cash rent for nonirrigated cropland at $253 per acre, followed by McLeod County at $248 per acre. Sibley, Freeborn and Martin counties rounded out the top five at $247, $243 and $242, respectively.

Lac Qui Parle County reported the highest pasture cash rent at $64.50 per acre. Rock and Swift counties also topped $60 per acre.

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Source: USDA

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