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2002 North Dakota County Rents & Values

April 2002

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 2002 survey.

The 2002 Survey

Over 3,100 North Dakota agricultural producers were sampled for this survey conducted January 22-31, 2002. Of those selected, approximately 2,400 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 includes information for cash rental arrangements. All share rent arrangements were excluded.

County-level data includes 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 values reported. 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 and availability of rental land.

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

State-level estimates for land will be available in the Land Values report released August 2, 2002.

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/.

2002 Cropland Average Rents Map

2002 Pasture Average Rents Map
NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2002 and 5-Year Average
County 1997-2001 Average 2002
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
Number
of
Reports 1/
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 .40 242 .00 42 18 .00 31 .00 20 .00 22 .60 271 .00
Barnes 37 .10 442 .00 37 30 .00 50 .00 40 .00 37 .90 446 .00
Benson 28 .90 337 .00 35 20 .00 38 .00 30 .00 28 .80 328 .00
Billings 20 .50 288 .00 34 15 .00 27 .50 20 .00 21 .10 280 .00
Bottineau 29 .70 389 .00 40 22 .00 37 .00 30 .00 30 .90 385 .00
Bowman 19 .70 253 .00 32 13 .00 30 .00 20 .00 21 .50 268 .00
Burke 26 .70 317 .00 40 20 .00 38 .00 25 .00 27 .00 327 .00
Burleigh 23 .80 283 .00 33 15 .00 30 .00 25 .00 24 .00 316 .00
Cass 55 .00 858 .00 30 37 .00 80 .00 50 .00 55 .30 830 .00
Cavalier 37 .10 532 .00 57 27 .50 55 .00 40 .00 37 .30 532 .00
Dickey 34 .80 392 .00 31 20 .00 45 .00 35 .00 35 .80 453 .00
Divide 25 .70 326 .00 37 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .00 308 .00
Dunn 20 .40 258 .00 30 11 .00 30 .00 20 .00 20 .80 286 .00
Eddy 30 .20 325 .00 24 20 .00 37 .50 25 .00 29 .20 322 .00
Emmons 25 .00 291 .00 33 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .10 335 .00
Foster 35 .40 388 .00 30 30 .00 40 .00 35 .00 34 .80 395 .00
Golden Valley 22 .80 278 .00 27 14 .00 35 .00 20 .00 23 .40 287 .00
Grand Forks 47 .70 675 .00 44 25 .00 100 .00 35 .00 47 .70 695 .00
Grant 21 .70 238 .00 30 18 .50 30 .00 24 .00 24 .10 291 .00
Griggs 34 .30 364 .00 29 25 .00 45 .00 40 .00 35 .70 374 .00
Hettinger 25 .90 334 .00 34 18 .00 36 .00 28 .00 26 .70 351 .00
Kidder 22 .40 234 .00 34 14 .00 30 .00 25 .00 23 .00 245 .00
LaMoure 36 .10 433 .00 28 30 .00 52 .00 40 .00 40 .10 496 .00
Logan 24 .40 273 .00 29 20 .00 35 .00 30 .00 26 .20 302 .00
McHenry 30 .80 349 .00 36 20 .00 40 .25 30 .00 31 .50 365 .00
McIntosh 22 .80 260 .00 30 19 .00 32 .00 22 .00 23 .80 277 .00
McKenzie 21 .20 288 .00 29 11 .00 30 .00 20 .00 20 .90 300 .00
McLean 32 .40 401 .00 28 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 33 .10 455 .00
Mercer 21 .80 280 .00 30 19 .00 27 .00 20 .00 22 .40 275 .00
Morton 23 .90 264 .00 37 17 .00 39 .00 25 .00 25 .80 277 .00
Mountrail 29 .40 374 .00 27 22 .00 45 .00 30 .00 29 .80 382 .00
Nelson 31 .90 357 .00 43 25 .00 36 .00 30 .00 31 .00 348 .00
Oliver 22 .30 263 .00 31 15 .00 29 .00 20 .00 21 .60 272 .00
Pembina 55 .30 884 .00 42 35 .00 100 .00 50 .00 53 .70 902 .00
Pierce 28 .80 337 .00 27 15 .00 37 .50 30 .00 28 .20 302 .00
Ramsey 31 .00 364 .00 33 25 .00 40 .00 35 .00 31 .60 371 .00
Ransom 41 .50 511 .00 30 30 .00 60 .00 45 .00 44 .40 542 .00
Renville 32 .90 462 .00 38 25 .00 42 .50 35 .00 34 .00 445 .00
Richland 61 .90 948 .00 31 45 .00 85 .00 65 .00 64 .10 1034 .00
Rolette 29 .40 347 .00 30 20 .00 38 .00 30 .00 29 .70 340 .00
Sargent 41 .90 554 .00 35 30 .00 70 .00 40 .00 45 .00 559 .00
Sheridan 27 .90 297 .00 29 22 .00 32 .00 25 .00 27 .10 294 .00
Sioux 19 .20 186 .00 38 12 .00 28 .00 20 .00 20 .10 217 .00
Slope 21 .30 269 .00 42 15 .00 40 .00 20 .00 24 .00 301 .00
Stark 22 .90 297 .00 30 19 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .80 323 .00
Steele 44 .30 554 .00 32 25 .00 65 .00 40 .00 45 .20 551 .00
Stutsman 33 .30 365 .00 33 23 .00 40 .00 30 .00 32 .40 354 .00
Towner 29 .20 369 .00 40 20 .00 35 .00 30 .00 29 .40 359 .00
Traill 56 .40 856 .00 30 36 .00 75 .00 60 .00 57 .70 817 .00
Walsh 47 .50 666 .00 44 15 .00 100 .00 35 .00 43 .00 679 .00
Ward 35 .00 479 .00 40 20 .00 45 .00 40 .00 36 .00 519 .00
Wells 30 .70 392 .00 37 22 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .20 391 .00
Williams 23 .00 326 .00 32 20 .00 32 .00 20 .00 22 .90 353 .00
1/ Number of reports is based on positive responses to average rental rates.

NON-IRRIGATED PASTURE CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2002 and 5-Year Average
County 1997-2001 Average 2002
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
Number
of
Reports 1/
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 .70 154 .00 33 8 .00 19 .00 10 .00 12 .00 158 .00
Barnes 11 .00 190 .00 23 8 .00 17 .50 10 .00 11 .70 189 .00
Benson 9 .50 155 .00 32 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .80 154 .00
Billings 10 .70 184 .00 28 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .30 210 .00
Bottineau 10 .40 179 .00 24 4 .00 16 .00 10 .00 10 .70 201 .00
Bowman 8 .80 144 .00 21 4 .50 15 .00 10 .00 8 .90 152 .00
Burke 7 .70 138 .00 22 5 .00 10 .00 7 .00 7 .50 145 .00
Burleigh 10 .30 175 .00 32 6 .50 15 .00 10 .00 10 .00 185 .00
Cass D D D D D D D D
Cavalier 9 .90 179 .00 7 5 .50 18 .00 8 .00 9 .50 218 .00
Dickey 14 .60 218 .00 30 12 .00 22 .50 15 .00 15 .80 246 .00
Divide 7 .40 146 .00 25 4 .00 12 .50 7 .00 7 .80 153 .00
Dunn 10 .50 166 .00 29 6 .50 15 .00 10 .00 10 .60 182 .00
Eddy 10 .50 166 .00 24 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 147 .00
Emmons 10 .80 165 .00 30 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .80 181 .00
Foster 11 .60 180 .00 24 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .40 173 .00
Golden Valley 7 .20 122 .00 22 3 .25 12 .00 5 .00 7 .20 126 .00
Grand Forks 10 .40 196 .00 12 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .00 167 .00
Grant 9 .80 151 .00 31 8 .00 12 .00 10 .00 10 .30 185 .00
Griggs 10 .20 158 .00 25 5 .00 13 .00 10 .00 9 .60 170 .00
Hettinger 11 .20 193 .00 30 8 .00 15 .50 10 .00 11 .40 197 .00
Kidder 11 .30 154 .00 33 8 .00 15 .00 12 .00 11 .80 167 .00
LaMoure 12 .70 227 .00 21 10 .00 20 .00 15 .00 13 .90 224 .00
Logan 11 .50 169 .00 31 8 .00 18 .00 12 .00 12 .80 198 .00
McHenry 10 .10 160 .00 35 5 .00 22 .00 10 .00 11 .30 184 .00
McIntosh 12 .10 163 .00 31 10 .00 20 .00 12 .00 13 .40 193 .00
McKenzie 7 .30 139 .00 18 2 .50 12 .00 5 .00 6 .90 153 .00
McLean 9 .20 178 .00 25 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .20 188 .00
Mercer 9 .40 175 .00 34 6 .00 14 .00 10 .00 9 .60 183 .00
Morton 10 .20 160 .00 34 8 .00 16 .50 10 .00 10 .70 185 .00
Mountrail 7 .60 145 .00 19 3 .50 10 .00 6 .00 6 .90 149 .00
Nelson 10 .20 168 .00 31 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .80 167 .00
Oliver 9 .50 171 .00 30 7 .00 18 .00 10 .00 10 .30 194 .00
Pembina 11 .60 241 .00 9 7 .00 20 .00 7 .00 11 .80 256 .00
Pierce 9 .90 155 .00 27 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .70 151 .00
Ramsey 11 .60 192 .00 12 5 .00 25 .00 10 .00 11 .10 199 .00
Ransom 14 .70 234 .00 19 10 .00 20 .00 15 .00 15 .70 251 .00
Renville 10 .20 194 .00 18 5 .00 13 .00 10 .00 9 .30 179 .00
Richland 15 .80 293 .00 10 10 .00 21 .00 10 .00 15 .50 289 .00
Rolette 10 .90 178 .00 27 2 .00 18 .00 10 .00 10 .00 180 .00
Sargent 16 .00 256 .00 20 8 .00 30 .00 15 .00 17 .90 276 .00
Sheridan 9 .30 144 .00 21 8 .00 12 .00 10 .00 9 .60 152 .00
Sioux 7 .80 120 .00 24 4 .00 14 .00 7 .00 8 .30 145 .00
Slope 10 .10 151 .00 26 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .10 178 .00
Stark 11 .30 194 .00 30 8 .00 17 .00 10 .00 12 .10 202 .00
Steele 9 .90 170 .00 17 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .70 172 .00
Stutsman 11 .50 190 .00 33 8 .00 15 .00 12 .00 11 .40 193 .00
Towner 10 .10 162 .00 16 4 .50 25 .00 15 .00 11 .30 212 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D
Walsh 10 .20 178 .00 18 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .00 139 .00
Ward 9 .70 177 .00 33 5 .50 13 .50 10 .00 9 .80 191 .00
Wells 10 .20 174 .00 23 5 .00 12 .50 10 .00 9 .90 180 .00
Williams 7 .10 140 .00 20 4 .00 12 .00 5 .00 6 .70 146 .00
1/ Number of reports is based on positive response to average rental rate. D=Withheld due to insufficient data.

NON-IRRIGATED HAYLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2002
County Alfalfa 1/ Other Tame Hay 2/ Wild or Prairie Grass 3/
Number
of
Reports 4/
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
Number
of
Reports 4/
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
Number
of
Reports 4/
Average
Rental
Rate
Average
Value of
Rented
Land
- - No - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - No - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - No - - - - Dollars Per Acre - -
Adams 30 19 .40 244 .00 31 15 .60 203 .00 25 12 .10 164 .00
Barnes 15 32 .30 401 .00 16 18 .30 267 .00 16 12 .00 213 .00
Benson 14 18 .40 240 .00 19 12 .70 164 .00 20 10 .30 151 .00
Billings 25 18 .50 271 .00 25 15 .40 233 .00 19 12 .40 212 .00
Bottineau 12 18 .00 267 .00 13 10 .30 186 .00 11 9 .70 176 .00
Bowman 24 18 .60 238 .00 17 13 .70 204 .00 11 9 .40 150 .00
Burke 11 16 .70 291 .00 12 12 .20 241 .00 9 8 .10 159 .00
Burleigh 21 18 .50 248 .00 20 13 .60 207 .00 22 9 .50 178 .00
Cass D D D D D D D D D
Cavalier 6 29 .40 468 .00 D D 246 .00 D D D
Dickey 13 31 .40 380 .00 9 16 .10 262 .00 14 13 .80 230 .00
Divide 11 17 .10 238 .00 6 8 .20 199 .00 7 7 .70 159 .00
Dunn 23 17 .60 243 .00 21 14 .20 208 .00 16 9 .80 183 .00
Eddy 16 17 .80 235 .00 16 10 .70 172 .00 17 9 .20 141 .00
Emmons 10 23 .60 288 .00 12 13 .80 202 .00 17 10 .10 184 .00
Foster 9 27 .30 298 .00 11 17 .80 195 .00 8 11 .30 175 .00
Golden Valley 11 18 .10 254 .00 13 14 .70 215 .00 13 8 .70 147 .00
Grand Forks 9 31 .70 430 .00 D D D 6 8 .50 145 .00
Grant 24 22 .70 254 .00 19 17 .50 221 .00 17 13 .10 187 .00
Griggs 14 30 .40 345 .00 12 15 .80 223 .00 13 10 .20 157 .00
Hettinger 26 21 .70 277 .00 20 16 .90 233 .00 14 13 .30 185 .00
Kidder 18 17 .20 234 .00 15 14 .10 187 .00 15 11 .30 164 .00
LaMoure 16 31 .10 408 .00 12 17 .50 313 .00 13 13 .60 239 .00
Logan 20 21 .20 256 .00 13 14 .40 224 .00 13 12 .20 188 .00
McHenry 17 16 .80 262 .00 18 12 .40 184 .00 21 10 .30 168 .00
McIntosh 16 20 .40 263 .00 11 17 .50 224 .00 11 12 .20 175 .00
McKenzie 13 16 .20 264 .00 14 12 .90 214 .00 12 9 .80 159 .00
McLean 6 18 .90 306 .00 9 15 .60 227 .00 12 10 .00 169 .00
Mercer 21 18 .60 263 .00 19 14 .60 220 .00 18 9 .90 174 .00
Morton 26 23 .20 263 .00 18 17 .00 222 .00 20 11 .20 182 .00
Mountrail 8 16 .10 219 .00 7 14 .20 204 .00 D D 149 .00
Nelson 16 25 .30 298 .00 15 16 .00 228 .00 17 10 .90 168 .00
Oliver 21 18 .60 260 .00 12 14 .00 211 .00 12 10 .30 200 .00
Pembina 9 43 .90 611 .00 D D D D D D
Pierce 10 18 .80 240 .00 17 11 .70 175 .00 17 10 .20 146 .00
Ramsey 7 22 .10 322 .00 D D D D D D
Ransom 17 41 .50 530 .00 8 19 .50 278 .00 10 16 .90 238 .00
Renville D D D D D D 6 8 .80 D
Richland 6 39 .60 643 .00 7 17 .10 330 .00 8 14 .60 306 .00
Rolette 13 23 .50 288 .00 17 15 .10 209 .00 18 10 .70 189 .00
Sargent 7 33 .60 520 .00 7 16 .10 338 .00 8 14 .40 244 .00
Sheridan 14 17 .90 225 .00 14 11 .70 166 .00 16 9 .00 141 .00
Sioux 26 19 .30 199 .00 21 13 .40 169 .00 19 7 .50 140 .00
Slope 25 19 .90 254 .00 25 16 .20 219 .00 14 12 .90 177 .00
Stark 15 19 .50 267 .00 16 16 .40 251 .00 13 13 .80 206 .00
Steele 8 39 .90 450 .00 D D D 6 12 .50 131 .00
Stutsman 16 18 .70 275 .00 17 13 .20 212 .00 17 10 .10 168 .00
Towner 13 23 .70 293 .00 14 15 .10 251 .00 10 11 .70 194 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D D
Walsh 7 27 .90 325 .00 7 13 .30 254 .00 D D 183 .00
Ward 8 21 .30 342 .00 11 14 .40 269 .00 13 12 .60 219 .00
Wells 9 21 .00 267 .00 9 13 .00 168 .00 8 10 .70 167 .00
Williams 6 23 .00 305 .00 D D 239 .00 D D 174 .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/ Number of reports is based on positive response to average rental rates. D=Withheld due to 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