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2004 North Dakota County Rents & Values

April 2004

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 2004 survey.

The 2004 Survey


Over 3,800 North Dakota agricultural producers were sampled for this survey conducted January 20 - February 12, 2004. Of those selected, approximately 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 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. Field size, topography, soil type, location and availability of rental land affect this range. The published values in this report should never be used as the only factor to establish rental arrangements.

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 cropland and pasture will be available in the Land Values and Cash Rents report released August 6, 2004.

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/.

2004 Cropland Average Rents Map

2004 Pasture Average Rents Map
NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2004 and 5-Year Average
County 1999-2003 Average 2004
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 .80 258 .00 46 18 .00 30 .00 20 .00 22 .60 324 .00
Barnes 37 .60 450 .00 53 31 .00 50 .00 40 .00 40 .30 560 .00
Benson 28 .60 327 .00 42 25 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .90 380 .00
Billings 20 .50 296 .00 32 15 .00 30 .00 20 .00 22 .30 316 .00
Bottineau 30 .00 384 .00 48 17 .50 41 .50 30 .00 31 .50 437 .00
Bowman 20 .90 264 .00 45 17 .00 35 .00 25 .00 24 .20 323 .00
Burke 27 .20 327 .00 52 15 .00 40 .00 30 .00 26 .20 327 .00
Burleigh 24 .20 301 .00 44 17 .00 60 .00 25 .00 25 .70 402 .00
Cass 55 .10 857 .00 52 40 .00 77 .00 50 .00 56 .90 955 .00
Cavalier 37 .20 533 .00 52 20 .00 55 .00 40 .00 39 .70 675 .00
Dickey 36 .70 430 .00 36 30 .00 75 .00 45 .00 43 .10 621 .00
Divide 26 .20 317 .00 46 20 .00 35 .00 25 .00 26 .60 348 .00
Dunn 20 .90 268 .00 51 15 .00 31 .50 25 .00 23 .20 324 .00
Eddy 30 .20 328 .00 29 20 .00 40 .00 35 .00 32 .50 384 .00
Emmons 25 .60 311 .00 36 20 .00 37 .50 30 .00 28 .70 347 .00
Foster 35 .10 398 .00 35 20 .00 45 .00 35 .00 35 .60 424 .00
Golden Valley 22 .70 278 .00 34 15 .00 32 .00 25 .00 23 .40 310 .00
Grand Forks 45 .50 643 .00 48 20 .00 75 .00 45 .00 45 .00 623 .00
Grant 22 .30 265 .00 45 17 .50 35 .00 20 .00 22 .70 299 .00
Griggs 34 .80 372 .00 37 25 .00 46 .00 35 .00 36 .50 410 .00
Hettinger 26 .40 346 .00 51 15 .00 40 .00 28 .00 28 .20 423 .00
Kidder 22 .50 247 .00 38 13 .50 33 .00 25 .00 24 .10 280 .00
LaMoure 37 .80 476 .00 39 23 .00 60 .00 45 .00 42 .00 676 .00
Logan 25 .40 294 .00 35 20 .00 32 .00 25 .00 26 .10 366 .00
McHenry 30 .70 349 .00 50 15 .00 40 .00 30 .00 30 .70 369 .00
McIntosh 23 .70 276 .00 37 18 .00 41 .00 25 .00 25 .20 342 .00
McKenzie 21 .00 296 .00 42 13 .50 27 .50 20 .00 21 .50 329 .00
McLean 32 .70 412 .00 55 25 .00 45 .00 35 .00 34 .10 442 .00
Mercer 21 .90 273 .00 49 18 .00 33 .00 20 .00 23 .40 318 .00
Morton 24 .40 275 .00 52 20 .00 40 .00 25 .00 26 .00 329 .00
Mountrail 29 .50 378 .00 44 19 .00 45 .00 35 .00 31 .10 413 .00
Nelson 31 .40 352 .00 40 25 .00 55 .00 35 .00 33 .70 393 .00
Oliver 22 .70 274 .00 40 17 .00 35 .00 20 .00 24 .40 310 .00
Pembina 55 .30 922 .00 41 35 .00 99 .00 50 .00 58 .60 1,040 .00
Pierce 29 .10 337 .00 39 23 .00 40 .00 30 .00 31 .50 374 .00
Ramsey 30 .90 360 .00 43 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 32 .00 396 .00
Ransom 43 .10 539 .00 32 35 .00 55 .00 50 .00 47 .10 690 .00
Renville 33 .60 457 .00 41 25 .00 45 .00 35 .00 34 .70 480 .00
Richland 64 .00 1016 .00 42 50 .00 125 .00 75 .00 73 .50 1,254 .00
Rolette 29 .20 331 .00 39 20 .00 42 .50 30 .00 30 .00 390 .00
Sargent 44 .60 573 .00 38 35 .00 65 .00 50 .00 48 .00 723 .00
Sheridan 27 .90 297 .00 34 18 .00 33 .00 30 .00 28 .30 328 .00
Sioux 19 .60 201 .00 47 12 .00 28 .00 20 .00 20 .90 247 .00
Slope 22 .20 278 .00 38 17 .00 33 .00 25 .00 24 .70 325 .00
Stark 24 .30 313 .00 49 18 .00 40 .00 30 .00 27 .20 352 .00
Steele 43 .80 531 .00 36 30 .00 65 .00 40 .00 46 .50 646 .00
Stutsman 32 .90 366 .00 45 25 .00 45 .00 35 .00 35 .30 488 .00
Towner 29 .10 363 .00 44 23 .00 37 .00 35 .00 31 .10 420 .00
Traill 55 .90 828 .00 41 43 .50 75 .00 60 .00 60 .00 953 .00
Walsh 45 .50 643 .00 53 20 .00 84 .00 35 .00 44 .00 641 .00
Ward 35 .20 484 .00 40 27 .50 45 .00 35 .00 36 .40 489 .00
Wells 30 .50 396 .00 42 25 .00 45 .00 30 .00 31 .80 418 .00
Williams 23 .20 339 .00 54 15 .00 30 .00 25 .00 24 .00 354 .00
1/ Number of reports is based on positive responses to average rental rates.

NON-IRRIGATED PASTURE CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2004 and 5-Year Average
County 1999-2003 Average 2004
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 .30 159 .00 37 4 .50 20 .00 10 .00 11 .20 213 .00
Barnes 11 .40 194 .00 28 8 .50 15 .00 10 .00 12 .20 225 .00
Benson 9 .90 155 .00 41 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .40 185 .00
Billings 11 .30 201 .00 26 5 .00 18 .00 12 .00 11 .30 238 .00
Bottineau 10 .60 185 .00 38 8 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .50 221 .00
Bowman 9 .30 154 .00 35 4 .00 17 .50 10 .00 9 .50 191 .00
Burke 8 .00 141 .00 37 5 .00 15 .00 7 .00 7 .90 158 .00
Burleigh 10 .30 188 .00 45 9 .00 18 .00 10 .00 11 .60 211 .00
Cass 14 .50 322 .00 19 10 .00 25 .00 20 .00 15 .70 378 .00
Cavalier 9 .30 192 .00 14 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .60 222 .00
Dickey 15 .70 235 .00 30 13 .00 35 .00 20 .00 20 .30 318 .00
Divide 7 .50 151 .00 29 5 .00 12 .50 9 .00 8 .00 152 .00
Dunn 10 .50 178 .00 49 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .70 211 .00
Eddy 10 .60 164 .00 32 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .70 195 .00
Emmons 11 .20 177 .00 35 10 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .40 212 .00
Foster 11 .40 176 .00 31 10 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .80 196 .00
Golden Valley 7 .60 132 .00 26 4 .00 15 .00 8 .00 8 .10 177 .00
Grand Forks 10 .00 187 .00 19 5 .00 25 .00 10 .00 12 .50 209 .00
Grant 10 .00 166 .00 41 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 221 .00
Griggs 10 .30 165 .00 28 7 .50 15 .00 10 .00 11 .10 224 .00
Hettinger 11 .40 200 .00 39 8 .00 18 .00 12 .00 12 .40 240 .00
Kidder 11 .70 164 .00 39 10 .00 19 .00 12 .00 12 .50 204 .00
LaMoure 13 .30 239 .00 31 9 .00 25 .00 15 .00 15 .20 302 .00
Logan 12 .00 185 .00 41 10 .00 17 .00 14 .00 13 .60 269 .00
McHenry 10 .40 164 .00 45 6 .00 17 .00 10 .00 11 .40 183 .00
McIntosh 12 .90 181 .00 38 10 .00 25 .00 12 .00 14 .40 242 .00
McKenzie 7 .50 146 .00 37 2 .00 17 .00 10 .00 8 .50 173 .00
McLean 9 .50 182 .00 48 7 .00 14 .00 10 .00 9 .80 214 .00
Mercer 9 .60 176 .00 52 7 .75 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 203 .00
Morton 10 .60 173 .00 46 8 .00 17 .00 10 .00 11 .60 225 .00
Mountrail 7 .80 147 .00 29 5 .00 12 .00 6 .00 8 .10 172 .00
Nelson 10 .20 169 .00 30 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .20 187 .00
Oliver 9 .90 181 .00 42 7 .00 16 .00 10 .00 10 .20 200 .00
Pembina 11 .80 254 .00 13 9 .00 20 .00 10 .00 12 .70 300 .00
Pierce 10 .50 162 .00 32 8 .00 22 .00 12 .00 12 .00 191 .00
Ramsey 11 .60 189 .00 17 5 .00 25 .00 10 .00 14 .60 223 .00
Ransom 15 .50 255 .00 24 8 .00 28 .00 20 .00 17 .50 363 .00
Renville 10 .10 194 .00 23 7 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .40 208 .00
Richland 15 .60 294 .00 14 10 .00 48 .00 15 .00 24 .20 461 .00
Rolette 10 .50 176 .00 34 5 .00 30 .00 10 .00 12 .70 204 .00
Sargent 17 .10 277 .00 26 12 .50 35 .00 20 .00 22 .20 350 .00
Sheridan 9 .60 148 .00 33 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .10 180 .00
Sioux 8 .20 132 .00 36 3 .00 17 .00 10 .00 9 .00 153 .00
Slope 10 .00 162 .00 23 5 .00 20 .00 8 .00 10 .10 190 .00
Stark 11 .80 207 .00 50 9 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .90 236 .00
Steele 10 .50 183 .00 14 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .10 196 .00
Stutsman 11 .40 191 .00 36 8 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .50 240 .00
Towner 10 .30 179 .00 26 5 .00 18 .00 10 .00 10 .50 204 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D
Walsh 10 .10 179 .00 31 6 .00 20 .00 10 .00 10 .90 218 .00
Ward 9 .80 185 .00 27 7 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .30 217 .00
Wells 10 .40 176 .00 32 5 .00 20 .00 12 .00 10 .80 174 .00
Williams 7 .10 148 .00 36 4 .00 15 .00 5 .00 7 .30 157 .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, 2004
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 34 19 .00 285 .00 33 14 .70 240 .00 31 12 .10 203 .00
Barnes 15 32 .20 517 .00 17 21 .20 346 .00 19 14 .00 273 .00
Benson 12 19 .30 298 .00 20 12 .00 202 .00 16 10 .30 179 .00
Billings 26 21 .60 292 .00 21 18 .40 276 .00 22 13 .60 238 .00
Bottineau 23 19 .70 292 .00 23 13 .70 234 .00 21 11 .70 206 .00
Bowman 30 18 .80 276 .00 22 15 .50 229 .00 22 12 .60 192 .00
Burke 14 15 .60 230 .00 18 11 .80 179 .00 17 8 .40 154 .00
Burleigh 28 20 .50 331 .00 25 13 .90 242 .00 28 11 .30 205 .00
Cass 16 50 .60 779 .00 13 29 .10 559 .00 10 23 .80 495 .00
Cavalier 7 20 .00 438 .00 8 18 .90 268 .00 9 14 .70 199 .00
Dickey 18 36 .10 536 .00 15 22 .40 351 .00 18 18 .80 306 .00
Divide 13 18 .20 313 .00 13 12 .40 158 .00 12 8 .50 143 .00
Dunn 34 20 .30 303 .00 33 16 .70 265 .00 30 12 .10 205 .00
Eddy 13 23 .40 310 .00 21 12 .90 217 .00 20 10 .50 188 .00
Emmons 19 25 .20 324 .00 21 14 .40 233 .00 21 11 .50 200 .00
Foster 13 28 .70 344 .00 15 15 .90 243 .00 16 12 .30 202 .00
Golden Valley 19 20 .90 277 .00 16 12 .00 215 .00 16 8 .50 167 .00
Grand Forks 17 35 .30 447 .00 12 20 .60 305 .00 15 16 .40 241 .00
Grant 36 21 .80 284 .00 28 16 .30 237 .00 27 11 .70 212 .00
Griggs 8 26 .90 358 .00 11 14 .70 221 .00 11 12 .60 229 .00
Hettinger 33 20 .70 328 .00 22 16 .60 266 .00 18 13 .40 241 .00
Kidder 30 17 .80 253 .00 27 13 .70 214 .00 28 11 .30 194 .00
LaMoure 13 28 .40 666 .00 12 16 .20 426 .00 13 13 .20 282 .00
Logan 24 21 .90 325 .00 25 14 .90 280 .00 28 12 .90 257 .00
McHenry 27 18 .50 253 .00 28 12 .90 204 .00 26 11 .30 186 .00
McIntosh 26 22 .70 342 .00 23 17 .10 260 .00 24 13 .60 227 .00
McKenzie 18 20 .30 279 .00 23 17 .50 263 .00 22 8 .80 167 .00
McLean 17 22 .20 344 .00 25 16 .20 261 .00 25 11 .40 202 .00
Mercer 40 19 .90 285 .00 36 15 .50 234 .00 33 10 .30 200 .00
Morton 35 22 .80 320 .00 29 17 .00 270 .00 32 12 .50 228 .00
Mountrail 19 23 .10 323 .00 15 12 .60 248 .00 18 9 .70 161 .00
Nelson 17 27 .60 339 .00 18 15 .90 237 .00 17 12 .70 202 .00
Oliver 29 21 .40 296 .00 29 15 .80 237 .00 27 10 .30 198 .00
Pembina 9 41 .10 650 .00 6 14 .30 350 .00 8 12 .30 264 .00
Pierce 18 17 .20 246 .00 22 11 .60 194 .00 25 10 .90 182 .00
Ramsey 6 27 .50 358 .00 11 18 .90 283 .00 7 13 .70 231 .00
Ransom 12 40 .00 659 .00 11 23 .40 459 .00 8 19 .30 342 .00
Renville 10 20 .90 363 .00 9 10 .70 255 .00 9 9 .60 209 .00
Richland D D D 10 27 .20 478 .00 12 20 .70 400 .00
Rolette 18 24 .10 334 .00 16 16 .10 244 .00 14 14 .80 202 .00
Sargent 14 41 .80 650 .00 13 23 .40 419 .00 17 21 .00 364 .00
Sheridan 18 17 .50 261 .00 21 11 .30 191 .00 19 9 .50 170 .00
Sioux 41 19 .80 217 .00 37 16 .20 195 .00 33 10 .00 157 .00
Slope 25 20 .60 260 .00 22 16 .20 227 .00 15 11 .30 181 .00
Stark 42 21 .70 319 .00 35 17 .60 280 .00 27 14 .10 243 .00
Steele 10 41 .30 508 .00 D D D 9 10 .10 183 .00
Stutsman 16 24 .80 438 .00 14 15 .20 253 .00 19 13 .40 219 .00
Towner 11 22 .60 317 .00 13 15 .30 244 .00 9 11 .60 222 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D D
Walsh 13 29 .10 359 .00 15 14 .40 236 .00 17 12 .10 214 .00
Ward 10 24 .00 325 .00 11 18 .70 239 .00 13 14 .60 191 .00
Wells 9 21 .80 342 .00 17 12 .30 188 .00 21 11 .30 187 .00
Williams 15 16 .80 289 .00 15 12 .20 204 .00 16 7 .00 146 .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:
David Knopf, 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