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Do you believe the USDA cash rent rates?Do you believe the USDA cash rent rates?

See what the federal government says the average rental rate is in your county.

Mindy Ward

October 8, 2019

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How much are you paying for cash rent on cropland acres? The USDA released its latest crop rent survey and found a high of only $187 per dryland acre in Atchison County and $210 per acre for irrigated land in Scott County in Missouri’s Bootheel.

So, do you believe the USDA report is accurate? Click through the slideshow to see what the federal government says the average rental rate is in your county. Feel free to comment on rates in your area.

About the Author(s)

Mindy Ward

Editor, Missouri Ruralist

Mindy resides on a small farm just outside of Holstein, Mo, about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis.

After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism, she worked briefly at a public relations firm in Kansas City. Her husband’s career led the couple north to Minnesota.

There, she reported on large-scale production of corn, soybeans, sugar beets, and dairy, as well as, biofuels for The Land. After 10 years, the couple returned to Missouri and she began covering agriculture in the Show-Me State.

“In all my 15 years of writing about agriculture, I have found some of the most progressive thinkers are farmers,” she says. “They are constantly searching for ways to do more with less, improve their land and leave their legacy to the next generation.”

Mindy and her husband, Stacy, together with their daughters, Elisa and Cassidy, operate Showtime Farms in southern Warren County. The family spends a great deal of time caring for and showing Dorset, Oxford and crossbred sheep.

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