Releases and Publications


2001 North Dakota County Rents & Values

April 2001

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 2001 survey.

The 2001 Survey

Over 3,000 North Dakota agricultural producers were sampled for this survey conducted January 16-26, 2001. Of those selected, about 2,600 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. Check out our website at http://www.nass.usda.gov/nd/.

2001 Cropland Average Rents

2001 Pasture Average Rents

NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2001 and Average
County 1996 - 2000 Average 2001
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 21 .10 235 .00 37 10 .00 27 .00 20 .00 21 .30 260 .00
Barnes 37 .00 447 .00 30 22 .50 50 .00 35 .00 37 .10 432 .00
Benson 29 .10 339 .00 33 20 .00 35 .00 30 .00 28 .10 313 .00
Billings 20 .80 277 .00 27 12 .00 30 .00 20 .00 18 .90 297 .00
Bottineau 29 .30 383 .00 29 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .40 389 .00
Bowman 19 .30 241 .00 29 10 .00 27 .50 20 .00 20 .20 277 .00
Burke 26 .40 318 .00 38 21 .00 38 .00 25 .00 27 .70 329 .00
Burleigh 23 .60 275 .00 26 10 .00 35 .00 25 .00 24 .10 310 .00
Cass 54 .80 836 .00 36 30 .00 85 .00 60 .00 55 .00 898 .00
Cavalier 37 .10 535 .00 42 25 .00 45 .00 40 .00 36 .60 512 .00
Dickey 33 .80 380 .00 25 28 .00 50 .00 35 .00 36 .90 410 .00
Divide 25 .60 321 .00 44 18 .00 35 .00 25 .00 25 .40 323 .00
Dunn 20 .10 254 .00 28 15 .00 30 .00 20 .00 21 .30 264 .00
Eddy 30 .60 323 .00 32 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .90 339 .00
Emmons 24 .70 278 .00 35 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .30 326 .00
Foster 35 .50 385 .00 33 22 .00 45 .00 35 .00 35 .60 392 .00
Golden Valley 22 .60 274 .00 40 15 .00 31 .00 20 .00 22 .60 286 .00
Grand Forks 49 .10 683 .00 41 25 .00 80 .00 30 .00 42 .40 591 .00
Grant 21 .50 226 .00 30 15 .00 28 .00 25 .00 22 .10 270 .00
Griggs 33 .90 358 .00 27 30 .00 55 .00 35 .00 35 .50 380 .00
Hettinger 25 .60 329 .00 38 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .10 353 .00
Kidder 22 .20 222 .00 29 13 .00 34 .00 25 .00 23 .40 260 .00
LaMoure 35 .00 416 .00 27 18 .00 48 .00 40 .00 37 .10 464 .00
Logan 24 .20 269 .00 32 15 .00 35 .00 25 .00 25 .20 284 .00
McHenry 30 .80 350 .00 32 20 .00 40 .00 25 .00 29 .80 334 .00
McIntosh 22 .40 255 .00 26 18 .00 33 .00 25 .00 23 .60 276 .00
McKenzie 20 .90 281 .00 36 13 .00 35 .00 20 .00 21 .50 292 .00
McLean 31 .70 407 .00 37 22 .00 43 .00 30 .00 33 .50 391 .00
Mercer 21 .60 288 .00 31 15 .00 40 .00 20 .00 22 .10 263 .00
Morton 23 .90 254 .00 25 18 .00 32 .00 25 .00 24 .10 292 .00
Mountrail 29 .10 359 .00 33 20 .00 45 .00 25 .00 29 .20 397 .00
Nelson 31 .80 354 .00 43 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .70 347 .00
Oliver 22 .20 260 .00 31 12 .00 37 .50 20 .00 22 .10 258 .00
Pembina 55 .40 892 .00 44 25 .00 80 .00 50 .00 53 .70 884 .00
Pierce 28 .70 329 .00 36 15 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .30 357 .00
Ramsey 31 .40 371 .00 37 22 .00 41 .00 30 .00 30 .40 337 .00
Ransom 40 .80 492 .00 23 26 .00 55 .00 40 .00 41 .80 528 .00
Renville 32 .80 460 .00 35 25 .00 42 .00 35 .00 32 .90 438 .00
Richland 61 .80 946 .00 26 32 .00 80 .00 70 .00 60 .40 921 .00
Rolette 29 .20 345 .00 30 20 .00 45 .00 35 .00 30 .20 336 .00
Sargent 40 .80 535 .00 30 30 .00 70 .00 40 .00 45 .10 594 .00
Sheridan 27 .70 295 .00 26 20 .00 30 .00 27 .00 26 .90 302 .00
Sioux 19 .10 185 .00 39 12 .00 30 .00 20 .00 19 .40 190 .00
Slope 21 .10 268 .00 33 8 .00 28 .00 20 .00 21 .00 266 .00
Stark 22 .50 290 .00 28 18 .00 30 .00 25 .00 23 .70 320 .00
Steele 44 .30 559 .00 26 35 .00 75 .00 40 .00 45 .10 522 .00
Stutsman 33 .20 361 .00 25 25 .00 42 .00 30 .00 32 .90 355 .00
Towner 29 .30 375 .00 47 20 .00 38 .00 30 .00 28 .10 344 .00
Traill 58 .30 885 .00 28 30 .00 70 .00 50 .00 51 .90 760 .00
Walsh 48 .50 704 .00 46 25 .00 100 .00 35 .00 47 .10 601 .00
Ward 34 .50 476 .00 38 20 .00 48 .00 40 .00 36 .10 488 .00
Wells 30 .70 394 .00 33 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .40 366 .00
Williams 22 .50 313 .00 29 16 .00 30 .00 25 .00 24 .10 348 .00

NON-IRRIGATED PASTURE CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2001 and Average
County 1996 - 2000 Average 2001
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 .80 150 .00 34 6 .00 16 .00 10 .00 9 .40 160 .00
Barnes 11 .10 184 .00 20 9 .00 13 .00 10 .00 11 .10 197 .00
Benson 9 .30 152 .00 29 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .00 152 .00
Billings 10 .60 171 .00 28 6 .00 20 .00 12 .00 11 .50 217 .00
Bottineau 10 .40 179 .00 22 7 .00 14 .00 10 .00 10 .00 180 .00
Bowman 8 .60 137 .00 25 3 .50 22 .00 10 .00 9 .00 157 .00
Burke 7 .40 139 .00 24 5 .00 14 .00 10 .00 8 .80 141 .00
Burleigh 10 .30 164 .00 27 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .40 205 .00
Cass 13 .10 275 .00 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/
Cavalier 10 .10 179 .00 6 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .50 205 .00
Dickey 14 .00 211 .00 25 10 .00 25 .00 15 .00 16 .00 228 .00
Divide 7 .40 142 .00 31 3 .00 12 .00 7 .00 7 .20 155 .00
Dunn 10 .40 162 .00 32 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .70 174 .00
Eddy 10 .60 169 .00 33 8 .00 18 .00 10 .00 10 .40 157 .00
Emmons 10 .70 160 .00 34 8 .00 17 .00 10 .00 11 .40 180 .00
Foster 11 .60 180 .00 20 8 .00 18 .00 10 .00 11 .70 168 .00
Golden Valley 7 .40 117 .00 29 4 .00 16 .00 5 .00 7 .30 132 .00
Grand Forks 10 .50 194 .00 15 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 8 .80 177 .00
Grant 9 .60 145 .00 25 6 .00 17 .50 10 .00 10 .30 173 .00
Griggs 10 .20 155 .00 22 6 .00 17 .00 10 .00 10 .70 175 .00
Hettinger 11 .00 191 .00 34 8 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .70 191 .00
Kidder 11 .10 147 .00 30 9 .00 15 .00 12 .00 11 .40 169 .00
LaMoure 12 .50 220 .00 23 7 .00 20 .00 10 .00 12 .90 232 .00
Logan 11 .30 169 .00 34 10 .00 16 .00 12 .00 11 .80 174 .00
McHenry 10 .10 159 .00 32 7 .00 13 .00 10 .00 9 .90 160 .00
McIntosh 11 .60 160 .00 21 10 .00 25 .00 15 .00 13 .50 177 .00
McKenzie 7 .10 137 .00 25 2 .00 20 .00 10 .00 8 .30 145 .00
McLean 9 .10 177 .00 36 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .50 180 .00
Mercer 9 .20 176 .00 31 6 .50 12 .00 10 .00 9 .50 165 .00
Morton 10 .10 154 .00 20 7 .00 16 .00 10 .00 10 .70 180 .00
Mountrail 7 .60 143 .00 22 5 .00 10 .00 7 .00 7 .30 137 .00
Nelson 10 .10 163 .00 28 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .20 176 .00
Oliver 9 .40 168 .00 31 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .80 171 .00
Pembina 11 .90 235 .00 16 5 .00 17 .00 10 .00 10 .10 217 .00
Pierce 9 .70 151 .00 29 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 171 .00
Ramsey 11 .60 191 .00 13 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .10 177 .00
Ransom 14 .50 222 .00 19 7 .50 28 .00 12 .00 16 .00 270 .00
Renville 10 .10 189 .00 24 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .20 180 .00
Richland 15 .70 278 .00 8 10 .00 30 .00 10 .00 17 .40 278 .00
Rolette 10 .70 175 .00 28 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .40 183 .00
Sargent 15 .10 242 .00 16 13 .00 22 .00 20 .00 17 .90 274 .00
Sheridan 9 .10 143 .00 26 8 .00 16 .00 8 .00 9 .70 140 .00
Sioux 7 .90 119 .00 32 3 .00 18 .00 8 .00 7 .80 120 .00
Slope 10 .00 148 .00 25 5 .00 15 .00 8 .00 9 .70 149 .00
Stark 11 .20 185 .00 28 3 .90 20 .00 10 .00 11 .50 216 .00
Steele 9 .70 167 .00 12 6 .00 27 .50 6 .00 11 .40 176 .00
Stutsman 11 .40 184 .00 26 7 .25 16 .00 12 .00 11 .80 204 .00
Towner 9 .70 156 .00 26 5 .00 25 .00 10 .00 10 .70 168 .00
Traill 11 .80 249 .00 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/ 1/
Walsh 10 .60 172 .00 20 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .80 184 .00
Ward 9 .50 179 .00 25 7 .50 16 .50 10 .00 10 .60 168 .00
Wells 10 .00 178 .00 27 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .70 151 .00
Williams 6 .70 133 .00 18 4 .99 15 .00 8 .00 8 .20 152 .00
1/ Insufficient data.

NON-IRRIGATED HAYLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2001
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 27 16 .70 231 .00 30 13 .00 183 .00 22 9 .70 152 .00
Barnes 7 28 .50 368 .00 8 17 .40 267 .00 7 10 .50 178 .00
Benson 16 15 .20 201 .00 12 9 .90 144 .00 15 9 .00 126 .00
Billings 18 19 .30 275 .00 19 14 .20 238 .00 17 11 .20 201 .00
Bottineau 10 17 .90 239 .00 12 12 .00 198 .00 7 11 .30 200 .00
Bowman 22 18 .60 238 .00 18 14 .90 203 .00 16 9 .90 160 .00
Burke 12 21 .00 255 .00 7 12 .40 198 .00 11 9 .20 132 .00
Burleigh 18 16 .70 272 .00 13 10 .90 198 .00 14 8 .40 168 .00
Cass 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/
Cavalier 10 33 .00 371 .00 7 15 .00 294 .00 7 15 .00 231 .00
Dickey 16 26 .70 387 .00 13 17 .70 261 .00 12 14 .10 182 .00
Divide 13 19 .60 261 .00 12 13 .60 204 .00 11 8 .10 142 .00
Dunn 21 16 .80 233 .00 21 13 .30 203 .00 19 10 .20 169 .00
Eddy 19 18 .20 255 .00 18 12 .90 211 .00 22 9 .60 151 .00
Emmons 24 25 .60 300 .00 23 13 .70 197 .00 23 10 .80 180 .00
Foster 11 23 .40 264 .00 13 15 .00 210 .00 11 12 .30 164 .00
Golden Valley 19 21 .20 222 .00 12 15 .60 196 .00 13 8 .80 135 .00
Grand Forks 11 35 .50 471 .00 8 25 .90 257 .00 9 11 .30 198 .00
Grant 19 23 .80 261 .00 14 15 .00 219 .00 13 10 .50 171 .00
Griggs 11 27 .50 264 .00 12 17 .40 172 .00 12 13 .50 173 .00
Hettinger 25 19 .50 288 .00 24 14 .70 254 .00 21 10 .30 206 .00
Kidder 23 16 .40 214 .00 19 13 .60 181 .00 17 10 .50 161 .00
LaMoure 9 36 .20 464 .00 4/ 4/ 4/ 8 11 .90 196 .00
Logan 26 19 .50 238 .00 26 14 .60 205 .00 25 11 .90 185 .00
McHenry 14 16 .00 230 .00 14 11 .00 166 .00 16 10 .10 145 .00
McIntosh 11 21 .30 263 .00 8 14 .10 191 .00 9 12 .30 175 .00
McKenzie 16 17 .10 231 .00 14 12 .40 181 .00 13 8 .30 138 .00
McLean 9 19 .10 304 .00 9 13 .40 269 .00 14 10 .00 172 .00
Mercer 16 17 .70 204 .00 17 13 .40 185 .00 17 9 .30 168 .00
Morton 11 25 .20 244 .00 8 16 .90 194 .00 10 10 .70 168 .00
Mountrail 12 17 .90 281 .00 10 11 .30 215 .00 10 8 .10 136 .00
Nelson 15 25 .00 308 .00 16 14 .00 209 .00 15 10 .00 169 .00
Oliver 21 22 .00 254 .00 18 15 .40 210 .00 23 9 .90 174 .00
Pembina 12 38 .80 592 .00 7 14 .50 303 .00 8 9 .60 193 .00
Pierce 16 19 .80 260 .00 20 11 .80 176 .00 21 11 .00 153 .00
Ramsey 8 20 .40 307 .00 7 15 .60 218 .00 6 10 .80 188 .00
Ransom 9 38 .30 483 .00 9 17 .90 331 .00 9 15 .70 264 .00
Renville 6 17 .50 264 .00 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/
Richland 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/
Rolette 11 20 .10 270 .00 13 11 .90 188 .00 14 10 .50 160 .00
Sargent 9 37 .20 524 .00 11 22 .00 342 .00 13 17 .50 285 .00
Sheridan 15 19 .20 222 .00 18 10 .90 173 .00 17 9 .60 136 .00
Sioux 36 17 .80 173 .00 28 14 .50 152 .00 26 8 .60 119 .00
Slope 25 18 .20 230 .00 16 14 .30 199 .00 14 10 .40 154 .00
Stark 21 19 .30 277 .00 23 15 .70 240 .00 14 12 .50 208 .00
Steele 6 30 .00 468 .00 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/
Stutsman 10 20 .30 270 .00 10 13 .90 216 .00 10 10 .10 161 .00
Towner 10 26 .70 293 .00 12 9 .30 189 .00 13 7 .90 160 .00
Traill 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/ 4/
Walsh 11 24 .80 365 .00 9 17 .20 224 .00 8 8 .80 170 .00
Ward 12 21 .00 367 .00 9 12 .50 225 .00 11 10 .40 169 .00
Wells 9 19 .40 322 .00 11 11 .50 167 .00 12 8 .60 135 .00
Williams 10 17 .30 296 .00 7 14 .00 279 .00 7 10 .30 163 .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:
Doug Hartwig, 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