Farmers in many locations must figure in land rent costs in their crop production cash flow. While USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service reports rates across the state, its survey may be different than the neighborhood coffee shop survey.
NORTH OF 100
Many counties in northern Missouri found cash rents above $100 per acre. This area has a lot of valuable river bottom ground and productive glacier soils. Source: USDA-NASS
Location. Location. Location. For the most part, the top tier of the central region saw the highest cash rent rates. Land in the region includes Missouri River bottoms. Source: USDA-NASS
Row crops are not plentiful in this region of the state. Most of the cropland is farmed by its owners. Cash rents are spotty, if at all. They remain some of the lowest in the state. Source: USDA-NASS
Irrigation land fetches a higher cash rent in the Bootheel of Missouri. There were few dryland cash rent acres available. Still, this area saw some of the highest rental rates in the survey. Source: USDA-NASS
Farmland sales remain stagnant but may increase as farmers continue to feel financial strain.