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2003 North Dakota County Rents & Values

April 2003

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 2003 survey.

The 2003 Survey

Over 3,300 North Dakota agricultural producers were sampled for this survey conducted January 21-31, 2003. Of those selected, approximately 2,500 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 7, 2003.

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/.

2003 Cropland Average Rents Map

2003 Pasture Average Rents Map
NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2003 and 5-Year Average
County 1998-2002 Average 2003
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 .50 248 .00 36 17 .50 38 .00 20 .00 22 .90 281 .00
Barnes 37 .30 440 .00 31 28 .00 46 .00 40 .00 39 .10 505 .00
Benson 28 .70 331 .00 33 15 .00 35 .00 30 .00 29 .10 322 .00
Billings 20 .60 292 .00 31 14 .00 28 .00 20 .00 20 .70 303 .00
Bottineau 29 .90 387 .00 40 23 .00 42 .00 30 .00 30 .40 389 .00
Bowman 20 .30 259 .00 33 13 .00 34 .00 20 .00 21 .90 284 .00
Burke 26 .80 322 .00 39 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 28 .40 343 .00
Burleigh 23 .90 290 .00 18 20 .00 40 .00 25 .00 25 .90 355 .00
Cass 54 .70 855 .00 31 36 .90 75 .00 65 .00 57 .30 895 .00
Cavalier 37 .00 523 .00 46 30 .00 50 .00 40 .00 38 .20 573 .00
Dickey 35 .40 403 .00 27 27 .50 50 .00 40 .00 40 .60 505 .00
Divide 26 .00 321 .00 33 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .90 326 .00
Dunn 20 .80 264 .00 33 13 .50 29 .00 20 .00 21 .30 292 .00
Eddy 30 .10 326 .00 33 22 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .80 335 .00
Emmons 25 .30 300 .00 30 20 .00 32 .00 25 .00 25 .90 335 .00
Foster 35 .40 390 .00 36 20 .00 47 .50 35 .00 34 .90 439 .00
Golden Valley 23 .00 280 .00 44 12 .00 38 .00 20 .00 22 .90 279 .00
Grand Forks 46 .40 661 .00 38 25 .00 80 .00 35 .00 46 .10 593 .00
Grant 22 .30 251 .00 38 16 .50 30 .00 20 .00 22 .70 295 .00
Griggs 34 .50 371 .00 40 22 .00 50 .00 35 .00 36 .20 384 .00
Hettinger 26 .10 339 .00 40 20 .00 34 .00 30 .00 27 .50 369 .00
Kidder 22 .70 239 .00 32 15 .00 30 .00 25 .00 22 .10 261 .00
LaMoure 36 .90 445 .00 31 27 .50 48 .00 45 .00 39 .50 569 .00
Logan 24 .90 279 .00 26 20 .00 40 .00 25 .00 26 .60 332 .00
McHenry 30 .90 349 .00 30 20 .00 40 .00 28 .00 31 .20 382 .00
McIntosh 23 .20 263 .00 31 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 25 .40 314 .00
McKenzie 21 .20 293 .00 40 12 .00 30 .00 20 .00 20 .20 293 .00
McLean 32 .50 411 .00 34 20 .00 43 .00 40 .00 34 .20 448 .00
Mercer 21 .90 275 .00 31 16 .00 32 .50 20 .00 22 .00 269 .00
Morton 24 .30 268 .00 29 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 25 .80 312 .00
Mountrail 29 .60 378 .00 42 20 .00 50 .00 30 .00 29 .00 353 .00
Nelson 31 .50 352 .00 46 26 .00 45 .00 30 .00 32 .70 364 .00
Oliver 22 .20 266 .00 34 20 .00 40 .00 25 .00 24 .30 291 .00
Pembina 54 .50 879 .00 38 30 .00 95 .00 80 .00 61 .60 1,106 .00
Pierce 28 .90 331 .00 36 20 .00 37 .50 30 .00 29 .80 357 .00
Ramsey 31 .00 363 .00 42 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .90 380 .00
Ransom 42 .10 521 .00 32 35 .00 65 .00 50 .00 46 .40 581 .00
Renville 33 .30 460 .00 39 25 .00 43 .00 35 .00 34 .90 467 .00
Richland 63 .00 980 .00 24 50 .00 94 .00 70 .00 68 .10 1,144 .00
Rolette 29 .40 340 .00 34 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .30 331 .00
Sargent 43 .40 566 .00 27 35 .00 60 .00 50 .00 46 .10 583 .00
Sheridan 27 .80 296 .00 30 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 27 .30 292 .00
Sioux 19 .30 193 .00 37 12 .50 30 .00 20 .00 20 .50 225 .00
Slope 22 .00 277 .00 42 12 .00 34 .00 20 .00 22 .60 287 .00
Stark 23 .70 306 .00 32 19 .00 35 .00 25 .00 25 .70 330 .00
Steele 44 .40 551 .00 34 30 .00 60 .00 40 .00 42 .80 506 .00
Stutsman 33 .00 364 .00 34 23 .00 45 .00 35 .00 33 .20 378 .00
Towner 29 .20 367 .00 49 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 29 .50 368 .00
Traill 56 .30 832 .00 30 35 .00 87 .50 55 .00 58 .00 893 .00
Walsh 46 .80 678 .00 41 20 .00 85 .00 35 .00 42 .80 572 .00
Ward 35 .00 476 .00 35 30 .00 45 .00 35 .00 36 .00 512 .00
Wells 30 .60 395 .00 45 22 .00 38 .00 30 .00 30 .80 406 .00
Williams 23 .10 334 .00 52 20 .00 30 .00 25 .00 23 .80 349 .00
1/ Number of reports is based on positive responses to average rental rates.

NON-IRRIGATED PASTURE CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2003 and 5-Year Average
County 1998-2002 Average 2003
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 10 .00 154 .00 33 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .30 167 .00
Barnes 11 .20 192 .00 16 9 .00 18 .00 10 .00 11 .80 221 .00
Benson 9 .60 153 .00 28 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .80 161 .00
Billings 10 .90 193 .00 34 4 .00 22 .00 12 .00 12 .00 213 .00
Bottineau 10 .50 184 .00 29 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .80 185 .00
Bowman 9 .00 148 .00 25 4 .00 18 .00 9 .00 9 .50 170 .00
Burke 7 .70 139 .00 29 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 8 .70 144 .00
Burleigh 10 .30 181 .00 21 8 .00 14 .00 10 .00 10 .40 204 .00
Cass D D D D D D D D
Cavalier 9 .50 188 .00 12 5 .00 12 .00 10 .00 9 .10 190 .00
Dickey 15 .00 225 .00 22 13 .00 22 .00 15 .00 17 .10 245 .00
Divide 7 .60 151 .00 22 5 .00 10 .00 8 .00 7 .50 146 .00
Dunn 10 .50 171 .00 31 4 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .80 197 .00
Eddy 10 .40 162 .00 35 6 .00 18 .00 10 .00 11 .10 171 .00
Emmons 10 .90 168 .00 28 8 .00 15 .00 12 .00 12 .20 196 .00
Foster 11 .50 177 .00 29 7 .00 18 .00 10 .00 11 .20 187 .00
Golden Valley 7 .20 125 .00 28 4 .00 25 .00 5 .00 9 .10 154 .00
Grand Forks 10 .30 183 .00 13 7 .15 10 .00 10 .00 9 .40 222 .00
Grant 9 .90 159 .00 32 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .40 183 .00
Griggs 10 .10 163 .00 36 7 .50 15 .00 10 .00 10 .70 181 .00
Hettinger 11 .20 195 .00 34 6 .00 18 .00 12 .00 11 .60 213 .00
Kidder 11 .40 157 .00 33 9 .00 18 .00 10 .00 12 .00 178 .00
LaMoure 12 .90 228 .00 22 10 .00 24 .00 15 .00 14 .80 279 .00
Logan 11 .80 175 .00 32 9 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .70 216 .00
McHenry 10 .20 165 .00 28 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .80 158 .00
McIntosh 12 .40 170 .00 30 10 .00 19 .00 12 .00 13 .50 211 .00
McKenzie 7 .50 145 .00 30 2 .90 15 .00 8 .00 6 .90 146 .00
McLean 9 .40 179 .00 26 7 .00 13 .00 10 .00 10 .00 184 .00
Mercer 9 .40 175 .00 36 7 .50 15 .00 9 .00 9 .80 186 .00
Morton 10 .30 167 .00 27 8 .00 21 .00 10 .00 11 .00 193 .00
Mountrail 7 .60 144 .00 27 4 .50 15 .00 7 .00 8 .40 151 .00
Nelson 10 .10 165 .00 31 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .60 185 .00
Oliver 9 .70 177 .00 34 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .60 181 .00
Pembina 11 .70 235 .00 9 7 .00 20 .00 8 .00 11 .30 265 .00
Pierce 10 .20 157 .00 30 7 .00 20 .00 9 .00 11 .10 176 .00
Ramsey 11 .40 193 .00 13 7 .50 20 .00 10 .00 13 .00 174 .00
Ransom 14 .90 239 .00 21 10 .00 35 .00 15 .00 17 .00 285 .00
Renville 10 .00 190 .00 19 5 .00 25 .00 10 .00 10 .80 216 .00
Richland D D D D D D D D
Rolette 10 .50 174 .00 29 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .70 187 .00
Sargent 16 .80 266 .00 19 10 .00 23 .00 20 .00 17 .20 297 .00
Sheridan 9 .40 146 .00 29 6 .90 15 .00 11 .00 10 .10 160 .00
Sioux 7 .90 126 .00 29 3 .40 18 .00 8 .00 8 .90 153 .00
Slope 9 .90 156 .00 28 5 .00 18 .00 10 .00 10 .30 165 .00
Stark 11 .40 198 .00 32 10 .00 20 .00 12 .00 13 .50 228 .00
Steele 10 .10 170 .00 13 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .50 214 .00
Stutsman 11 .50 191 .00 27 9 .00 15 .00 12 .00 11 .60 185 .00
Towner 10 .30 170 .00 20 3 .50 15 .00 10 .00 8 .80 175 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D
Walsh 10 .30 173 .00 20 4 .50 15 .00 10 .00 9 .30 186 .00
Ward 9 .80 178 .00 21 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .40 216 .00
Wells 10 .20 175 .00 34 7 .50 15 .00 10 .00 10 .50 179 .00
Williams 7 .10 144 .00 35 4 .00 11 .00 7 .00 7 .10 155 .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, 2003
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 25 19 .90 247 .00 26 15 .40 210 .00 23 11 .70 180 .00
Barnes 11 32 .30 386 .00 9 15 .60 257 .00 10 11 .70 220 .00
Benson 9 22 .00 278 .00 14 14 .40 185 .00 12 11 .60 164 .00
Billings 28 20 .60 272 .00 24 15 .80 247 .00 22 14 .20 203 .00
Bottineau 17 18 .10 238 .00 15 10 .30 181 .00 13 10 .10 156 .00
Bowman 21 18 .40 253 .00 20 14 .60 215 .00 18 11 .70 161 .00
Burke 11 18 .60 232 .00 16 13 .60 163 .00 11 9 .40 133 .00
Burleigh 13 18 .00 314 .00 12 13 .00 254 .00 15 9 .60 199 .00
Cass D D D D D D D D D
Cavalier 9 26 .70 381 .00 6 14 .00 281 .00 6 12 .50 154 .00
Dickey 13 27 .90 409 .00 14 19 .10 278 .00 15 17 .50 225 .00
Divide 9 16 .00 234 .00 8 11 .10 175 .00 6 8 .20 156 .00
Dunn 27 19 .30 282 .00 22 16 .30 232 .00 15 10 .80 194 .00
Eddy 15 16 .30 253 .00 19 11 .40 194 .00 24 9 .80 150 .00
Emmons 16 25 .10 325 .00 15 15 .50 235 .00 19 11 .10 190 .00
Foster 7 33 .90 366 .00 8 12 .50 186 .00 10 10 .10 176 .00
Golden Valley 17 20 .80 239 .00 17 15 .30 210 .00 14 11 .80 171 .00
Grand Forks 8 28 .10 415 .00 7 17 .70 278 .00 7 10 .70 245 .00
Grant 25 21 .20 267 .00 20 18 .80 242 .00 21 12 .20 196 .00
Griggs 18 25 .60 303 .00 22 14 .90 207 .00 22 12 .00 178 .00
Hettinger 26 22 .80 301 .00 24 17 .20 266 .00 17 11 .40 212 .00
Kidder 22 16 .10 217 .00 22 14 .40 197 .00 20 12 .40 178 .00
LaMoure 16 34 .50 501 .00 13 20 .00 333 .00 14 14 .70 250 .00
Logan 18 21 .50 279 .00 21 15 .10 228 .00 23 12 .20 192 .00
McHenry 17 17 .60 258 .00 20 12 .80 161 .00 23 10 .60 154 .00
McIntosh 17 20 .00 287 .00 16 14 .20 210 .00 17 13 .10 199 .00
McKenzie 18 18 .30 249 .00 18 14 .90 210 .00 15 7 .70 144 .00
McLean 11 22 .50 319 .00 9 18 .20 258 .00 16 10 .10 183 .00
Mercer 28 18 .40 232 .00 24 14 .90 194 .00 24 10 .00 183 .00
Morton 15 24 .00 288 .00 13 19 .80 246 .00 14 14 .60 194 .00
Mountrail 19 19 .50 269 .00 18 12 .70 204 .00 20 8 .30 145 .00
Nelson 21 26 .90 312 .00 18 16 .50 225 .00 16 10 .90 164 .00
Oliver 17 20 .90 272 .00 18 16 .30 223 .00 18 10 .60 179 .00
Pembina 8 38 .30 643 .00 6 23 .30 350 .00 7 20 .70 317 .00
Pierce 10 18 .90 263 .00 17 11 .70 187 .00 18 10 .90 177 .00
Ramsey 6 28 .30 310 .00 8 15 .50 204 .00 7 12 .60 163 .00
Ransom 17 42 .30 568 .00 13 22 .70 318 .00 16 18 .30 285 .00
Renville 7 24 .60 338 .00 9 13 .60 174 .00 D D D
Richland D D D D D D D D D
Rolette 21 23 .30 297 .00 18 15 .40 218 .00 12 12 .30 182 .00
Sargent 7 31 .10 539 .00 10 19 .80 299 .00 9 20 .30 322 .00
Sheridan 14 17 .40 224 .00 16 12 .60 188 .00 16 10 .10 162 .00
Sioux 28 21 .20 210 .00 23 13 .80 186 .00 22 9 .10 154 .00
Slope 25 19 .10 240 .00 22 15 .50 192 .00 17 10 .70 163 .00
Stark 26 22 .60 304 .00 20 19 .90 269 .00 17 13 .80 215 .00
Steele 7 34 .30 434 .00 6 16 .70 210 .00 D D D
Stutsman 16 21 .90 344 .00 21 15 .60 248 .00 19 14 .00 202 .00
Towner 10 20 .10 302 .00 9 12 .50 205 .00 10 9 .90 155 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D D
Walsh 9 23 .60 269 .00 9 10 .90 200 .00 8 9 .40 183 .00
Ward D D D 9 11 .90 304 .00 11 9 .50 223 .00
Wells 16 20 .80 359 .00 20 12 .60 201 .00 21 9 .00 162 .00
Williams 12 19 .60 291 .00 17 14 .20 205 .00 16 7 .90 147 .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