2000 North Dakota County Rents & Values

March 2000

Introduction

The USDA's North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service conducts an annual survey of farmers and ranchers to obtain rental rates and the value of rented land in their localities. This report is the result of the 2000 survey.

The 2000 Survey

Over 3,100 North Dakota agricultural producers were sampled for this survey conducted January 19-29, 2000. Of those selected, about 3,000 reports were collected. We would like to thank all who participated, for without their cooperation this report would not be possible.

The Data

The tables in this report contain county-level data for cropland, pasture, alfalfa hay, other tame hay and wild hay. All data refer to non-irrigated land and only include information for cash rental arrangements. All share rent arrangements were excluded.

County-level data include number of positive reports, minimum and maximum rent reported, the most frequently reported rent (mode), average of positive cash rents reported and the average of positive land value reports. Also included is a 5-year average of rents and values.

The minimum and maximum show the range of reported data in each county. This range is affected by the diversity of land and many other factors such as the proximity to towns or cities, availability of rental land and the average size of farms in the area.

We advise the reader to exercise discretion when using data from counties with less than fifteen reports tabulated. Using a 3-year average is one way to minimize variability that can occur from year to year.

Other Reports

The National Agricultural Statistics Service publishes state-level estimates for land values and rental rates. These data are not part of this report but are available upon request.

For additional information, contact the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service at 701-239-5306 or toll free at 1-800-626-3134.


NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2000 and Average
County 1995 - 99 Average 2000
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
Number
of
Reports
Minimum
Rent
Reported
Maximum
Rent
Reported
Most
Frequently
Reported
Rent
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land

- Dollars Per Acre - - No.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Adams 20 .80 231 .00 37 11 .00 32 .00 20 .00 21 .50 246 .00
Barnes 36 .30 441 .00 36 25 .00 50 .00 40 .00 37 .70 441 .00
Benson 28 .80 334 .00 38 17 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .00 337 .00
Billings 20 .30 261 .00 23 15 .00 30 .00 18 .00 21 .00 312 .00
Bottineau 28 .80 378 .00 44 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .60 389 .00
Bowman 19 .20 239 .00 37 10 .00 35 .00 20 .00 19 .30 239 .00
Burke 26 .30 313 .00 46 12 .00 45 .00 30 .00 26 .70 324 .00
Burleigh 23 .00 274 .00 28 16 .00 35 .00 20 .00 24 .10 277 .00
Cass 55 .10 851 .00 39 32 .00 75 .00 65 .00 53 .30 813 .00
Cavalier 37 .10 539 .00 50 18 .00 52 .00 35 .00 36 .80 511 .00
Dickey 32 .70 367 .00 28 30 .00 50 .00 35 .00 36 .50 402 .00
Divide 25 .00 315 .00 42 18 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .00 309 .00
Dunn 19 .80 249 .00 21 12 .00 27 .50 20 .00 20 .70 245 .00
Eddy 30 .60 319 .00 28 20 .00 35 .00 30 .00 30 .40 335 .00
Emmons 24 .40 275 .00 31 15 .00 35 .00 25 .00 25 .20 284 .00
Foster 35 .40 379 .00 39 30 .00 45 .00 35 .00 35 .60 382 .00
Golden Valley 22 .80 280 .00 45 13 .85 30 .00 25 .00 21 .60 249 .00
Grand Forks 50 .90 702 .00 51 25 .00 85 .00 40 .00 43 .20 600 .00
Grant 21 .20 219 .00 34 15 .00 35 .00 20 .00 21 .80 248 .00
Griggs 34 .00 359 .00 29 22 .50 40 .00 35 .00 33 .20 349 .00
Hettinger 25 .20 326 .00 40 15 .00 32 .00 25 .00 25 .60 318 .00
Kidder 21 .90 215 .00 42 12 .00 32 .00 20 .00 21 .60 241 .00
LaMoure 33 .90 403 .00 36 20 .00 45 .00 40 .00 36 .90 439 .00
Logan 24 .00 266 .00 31 18 .00 32 .00 25 .00 24 .50 287 .00
McHenry 30 .30 345 .00 33 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .90 348 .00
McIntosh 21 .70 251 .00 34 15 .00 35 .00 23 .00 22 .90 250 .00
McKenzie 20 .60 274 .00 28 15 .00 36 .00 20 .00 21 .00 295 .00
McLean 31 .60 403 .00 33 17 .00 40 .00 25 .00 29 .90 371 .00
Mercer 21 .60 281 .00 33 10 .00 28 .00 18 .00 20 .80 295 .00
Morton 23 .90 254 .00 35 12 .00 30 .50 20 .00 23 .00 255 .00
Mountrail 28 .40 355 .00 43 17 .00 41 .00 30 .00 28 .40 366 .00
Nelson 31 .70 359 .00 46 25 .00 40 .00 30 .00 31 .60 351 .00
Oliver 22 .00 248 .00 33 19 .00 30 .00 20 .00 23 .20 296 .00
Pembina 55 .70 917 .00 51 30 .00 90 .00 50 .00 54 .00 827 .00
Pierce 28 .40 328 .00 35 15 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .30 334 .00
Ramsey 31 .40 376 .00 48 20 .00 38 .00 30 .00 30 .40 340 .00
Ransom 40 .40 475 .00 32 28 .00 55 .00 40 .00 41 .20 534 .00
Renville 32 .20 451 .00 50 20 .00 40 .00 35 .00 33 .20 459 .00
Richland 60 .90 922 .00 36 20 .00 100 .00 65 .00 63 .40 1003 .00
Rolette 28 .90 345 .00 32 18 .00 45 .00 30 .00 29 .30 325 .00
Sargent 39 .50 520 .00 32 35 .00 60 .00 40 .00 43 .70 553 .00
Sheridan 27 .10 292 .00 24 20 .00 38 .00 30 .00 29 .00 281 .00
Sioux 18 .80 181 .00 43 13 .50 30 .00 20 .00 18 .90 188 .00
Slope 20 .40 260 .00 37 15 .00 33 .00 20 .00 21 .90 278 .00
Stark 22 .30 285 .00 38 14 .00 29 .00 25 .00 22 .80 295 .00
Steele 44 .20 547 .00 36 20 .00 65 .00 40 .00 42 .80 543 .00
Stutsman 32 .70 353 .00 33 30 .00 45 .00 35 .00 34 .30 379 .00
Towner 29 .20 368 .00 44 20 .00 38 .00 30 .00 29 .20 379 .00
Traill 59 .20 922 .00 32 25 .00 80 .00 55 .00 54 .30 763 .00
Walsh 48 .90 722 .00 50 25 .00 90 .00 30 .00 45 .20 667 .00
Ward 33 .90 472 .00 44 20 .00 47 .50 35 .00 34 .40 442 .00
Wells 30 .40 379 .00 35 24 .00 45 .00 30 .00 30 .70 417 .00
Williams 21 .90 306 .00 47 17 .00 30 .00 20 .00 22 .70 326 .00

NON-IRRIGATED PASTURE CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2000 and Average
County 1995 - 99 Average 2000
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
Number
of
Reports
Minimum
Rent
Reported
Maximum
Rent
Reported
Most
Frequently
Reported
Rent
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land

- Dollars Per Acre - - No.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Adams 9 .70 148 .00 31 6 .00 17 .00 10 .00 9 .90 156 .00
Barnes 10 .80 182 .00 22 9 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .50 185 .00
Benson 9 .00 150 .00 21 5 .00 25 .00 10 .00 10 .50 150 .00
Billings 10 .20 163 .00 29 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .70 186 .00
Bottineau 10 .40 175 .00 27 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .90 178 .00
Bowman 8 .20 135 .00 32 4 .00 20 .00 10 .00 9 .70 143 .00
Burke 7 .30 138 .00 33 5 .00 18 .00 7 .00 7 .80 133 .00
Burleigh 10 .00 158 .00 32 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .80 179 .00
Cass 13 .50 299 .00 11 8 .00 30 .00 10 .00 13 .60 219 .00
Cavalier 10 .10 185 .00 15 3 .00 12 .00 5 .00 7 .90 165 .00
Dickey 13 .50 199 .00 27 10 .00 20 .00 15 .00 15 .60 229 .00
Divide 7 .20 136 .00 24 4 .75 11 .00 7 .00 7 .70 154 .00
Dunn 10 .30 157 .00 23 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .30 168 .00
Eddy 10 .90 168 .00 31 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .20 178 .00
Emmons 10 .50 153 .00 30 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .00 175 .00
Foster 11 .60 178 .00 30 9 .00 15 .00 12 .00 11 .80 187 .00
Golden Valley 7 .50 115 .00 35 2 .40 12 .00 6 .00 6 .40 122 .00
Grand Forks 10 .50 194 .00 26 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .30 181 .00
Grant 9 .70 144 .00 36 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .40 152 .00
Griggs 10 .20 154 .00 25 7 .00 12 .00 10 .00 10 .00 162 .00
Hettinger 10 .90 186 .00 36 6 .25 16 .00 10 .00 11 .10 204 .00
Kidder 10 .80 143 .00 41 8 .00 15 .00 12 .00 11 .20 159 .00
LaMoure 12 .10 213 .00 24 8 .00 22 .00 10 .00 13 .50 238 .00
Logan 11 .30 169 .00 29 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .30 171 .00
McHenry 9 .90 155 .00 29 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 172 .00
McIntosh 11 .30 157 .00 38 9 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .50 167 .00
McKenzie 6 .70 131 .00 20 4 .00 15 .00 5 .00 7 .80 142 .00
McLean 9 .20 175 .00 25 5 .00 12 .00 8 .00 8 .50 181 .00
Mercer 9 .20 174 .00 38 7 .00 12 .00 9 .00 9 .10 172 .00
Morton 10 .00 156 .00 32 7 .00 18 .00 10 .00 10 .10 161 .00
Mountrail 7 .50 138 .00 31 4 .00 15 .00 7 .00 7 .90 151 .00
Nelson 10 .10 161 .00 31 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .00 168 .00
Oliver 9 .30 163 .00 38 6 .50 14 .00 10 .00 9 .50 184 .00
Pembina 12 .00 234 .00 13 5 .00 22 .50 10 .00 11 .70 240 .00
Pierce 9 .70 147 .00 28 4 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .80 160 .00
Ramsey 11 .70 185 .00 20 7 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .50 199 .00
Ransom 14 .10 221 .00 21 10 .00 28 .50 15 .00 15 .40 223 .00
Renville 9 .90 174 .00 26 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 9 .90 200 .00
Richland 15 .70 267 .00 11 10 .00 25 .00 15 .00 16 .10 308 .00
Rolette 11 .20 174 .00 30 3 .50 17 .00 10 .00 9 .70 165 .00
Sargent 14 .80 231 .00 15 5 .00 25 .00 20 .00 15 .70 261 .00
Sheridan 9 .00 144 .00 27 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .30 143 .00
Sioux 8 .00 115 .00 33 2 .50 17 .00 7 .00 7 .80 124 .00
Slope 9 .70 144 .00 28 3 .00 17 .00 15 .00 10 .00 165 .00
Stark 11 .20 179 .00 35 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .10 198 .00
Steele 9 .70 158 .00 16 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .10 193 .00
Stutsman 11 .30 180 .00 30 8 .00 17 .00 12 .00 11 .70 197 .00
Towner 9 .30 147 .00 22 5 .00 22 .00 10 .00 11 .30 176 .00
Traill 9 .10 226 .00 10 7 .50 25 .00 15 .00 16 .80 281 .00
Walsh 10 .50 165 .00 19 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 202 .00
Ward 9 .40 177 .00 29 5 .00 13 .00 10 .00 9 .50 184 .00
Wells 9 .90 171 .00 29 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .40 195 .00
Williams 6 .40 128 .00 32 4 .00 15 .00 5 .00 6 .80 143 .00

NON-IRRIGATED HAYLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2000
County Alfalfa1/ Other Tame Hay2/ Wild or Prairie Grass3/
Number
of
Reports
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented Land
Number
of
Reports
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented Land
Number
of
Reports
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented Land

- No. - - Dollars Per Acre - - No. - - Dollars Per Acre - - No. - - Dollars Per Acre -
Adams 28 17 .10 215 .00 25 13 .50 183 .00 20 10 .80 149 .00
Barnes 10 29 .50 384 .00 8 17 .80 258 .00 8 12 .80 203 .00
Benson 12 16 .40 228 .00 15 11 .40 152 .00 17 9 .80 147 .00
Billings 20 22 .30 264 .00 19 17 .60 237 .00 20 13 .80 197 .00
Bottineau 18 19 .50 267 .00 18 11 .70 209 .00 23 10 .40 169 .00
Bowman 35 18 .90 214 .00 29 14 .70 182 .00 27 11 .20 146 .00
Burke 19 17 .10 240 .00 19 11 .10 167 .00 20 7 .60 122 .00
Burleigh 25 17 .20 245 .00 23 13 .20 206 .00 25 11 .00 198 .00
Cass 9 48 .80 671 .00 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/
Cavalier 9 25 .20 411 .00 9 17 .20 233 .00 10 10 .00 169 .00
Dickey 17 26 .70 358 .00 21 15 .80 228 .00 22 14 .10 199 .00
Divide 9 16 .70 203 .00 13 10 .80 170 .00 9 6 .80 137 .00
Dunn 19 16 .80 228 .00 18 13 .60 207 .00 17 11 .30 173 .00
Eddy 20 19 .10 256 .00 21 12 .10 190 .00 24 9 .90 151 .00
Emmons 19 21 .40 249 .00 19 14 .40 205 .00 21 11 .20 172 .00
Foster 11 20 .70 286 .00 13 11 .50 185 .00 14 9 .60 154 .00
Golden Valley 21 19 .90 218 .00 22 13 .70 170 .00 20 7 .90 116 .00
Grand Forks 20 35 .80 388 .00 21 19 .60 227 .00 19 12 .30 169 .00
Grant 28 22 .30 218 .00 25 15 .40 183 .00 19 10 .30 146 .00
Griggs 9 21 .10 255 .00 8 16 .30 184 .00 9 13 .00 162 .00
Hettinger 27 19 .60 264 .00 23 15 .80 233 .00 16 11 .20 189 .00
Kidder 39 16 .70 206 .00 35 12 .50 168 .00 37 10 .50 149 .00
LaMoure 15 32 .70 389 .00 15 20 .30 266 .00 13 13 .40 198 .00
Logan 24 20 .10 248 .00 23 13 .40 191 .00 24 10 .70 170 .00
McHenry 18 17 .70 235 .00 23 12 .20 182 .00 24 9 .50 152 .00
McIntosh 23 21 .80 244 .00 21 13 .50 178 .00 26 10 .90 160 .00
McKenzie 15 15 .10 243 .00 14 12 .60 204 .00 9 8 .10 142 .00
McLean 7 15 .70 310 .00 9 10 .30 246 .00 13 9 .50 184 .00
Mercer 24 17 .80 254 .00 20 13 .00 189 .00 17 9 .90 169 .00
Morton 22 19 .30 234 .00 21 14 .00 201 .00 21 11 .00 168 .00
Mountrail 20 20 .00 282 .00 21 11 .80 208 .00 22 8 .40 155 .00
Nelson 16 23 .30 293 .00 20 15 .60 226 .00 17 10 .40 164 .00
Oliver 18 20 .80 271 .00 20 15 .00 227 .00 20 9 .90 183 .00
Pembina 10 37 .10 528 .00 10 14 .10 253 .00 8 13 .90 184 .00
Pierce 20 18 .50 250 .00 17 11 .40 173 .00 19 9 .40 148 .00
Ramsey 11 30 .10 349 .00 9 14 .30 240 .00 8 10 .30 190 .00
Ransom 18 39 .90 488 .00 16 19 .20 313 .00 15 14 .90 260 .00
Renville 11 19 .70 274 .00 17 15 .80 235 .00 18 11 .30 174 .00
Richland 7 58 .20 803 .00 4/ 4/ 4/ 7 12 .40 310 .00
Rolette 21 21 .90 265 .00 18 14 .80 190 .00 19 10 .40 133 .00
Sargent 12 43 .50 496 .00 11 22 .10 226 .00 10 15 .00 221 .00
Sheridan 13 19 .70 205 .00 14 11 .90 156 .00 16 9 .80 134 .00
Sioux 37 19 .00 173 .00 32 15 .10 153 .00 23 9 .10 120 .00
Slope 26 18 .00 228 .00 21 14 .10 180 .00 19 11 .30 153 .00
Stark 30 19 .40 256 .00 23 15 .20 220 .00 19 11 .60 180 .00
Steele 10 39 .50 470 .00 10 21 .70 298 .00 10 14 .10 207 .00
Stutsman 9 20 .70 328 .00 13 15 .90 209 .00 10 13 .40 187 .00
Towner 13 20 .80 275 .00 9 13 .60 223 .00 10 12 .40 180 .00
Traill 8 39 .80 560 .00 7 23 .10 300 .00 8 17 .20 279 .00
Walsh 14 32 .00 405 .00 10 20 .30 173 .00 10 12 .80 145 .00
Ward 18 19 .80 341 .00 20 14 .90 283 .00 15 9 .40 196 .00
Wells 11 27 .70 357 .00 14 13 .70 238 .00 16 9 .60 181 .00
Williams 22 17 .70 270 .00 16 13 .10 206 .00 13 7 .70 154 .00
1/ Alfalfa and alfalfa-grass mixtures to be cut for hay. 2/ Excludes grain hay and wild hay. 3/ To be cut for hay.
4/ Insufficient data.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Larry W. Beard, State Statistician
North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service
NDSU, IACC Bldg., Room 448
P.O. Box 3166
Fargo, ND 58108-3166
Telephone: (701) 239-5306
E-Mail: nass-nd@nass.usda.gov