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2005 North Dakota County Rents & Values

April 2005

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 2005 survey.

The 2005 Survey


Over 3,300 North Dakota agricultural producers were contacted for this survey conducted January 18-29, 2005. Of those contacted, approximately 2,900 reports were collected with nearly 2,300 containing positive data. 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 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 local average 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 5, 2005.

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/.

2005 Cropland Average Rents Map

2005 Pasture Average Rents Map
NON-IRRIGATED CROPLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2005 and 5-Year Average
County 2000-2004 Average 2005
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 22 .20 276 .00 42 16 .00 32 .00 20 .00 22 .90 341 .00
Barnes 38 .40 477 .00 37 30 .00 50 .00 40 .00 39 .70 615 .00
Benson 29 .20 336 .00 39 22 .00 43 .00 30 .00 31 .10 398 .00
Billings 20 .80 301 .00 29 15 .00 30 .00 25 .00 22 .70 371 .00
Bottineau 30 .60 398 .00 42 17 .50 45 .00 35 .00 33 .10 475 .00
Bowman 21 .40 278 .00 32 17 .00 35 .75 25 .00 26 .50 355 .00
Burke 27 .20 330 .00 40 24 .50 35 .00 25 .00 28 .40 352 .00
Burleigh 24 .80 332 .00 32 20 .00 38 .00 25 .00 26 .70 454 .00
Cass 55 .60 878 .00 38 36 .00 75 .00 65 .00 59 .20 1,086 .00
Cavalier 37 .70 561 .00 52 30 .00 57 .50 40 .00 40 .60 727 .00
Dickey 38 .60 478 .00 32 35 .00 60 .00 50 .00 46 .20 807 .00
Divide 26 .20 323 .00 34 20 .00 30 .00 25 .00 26 .10 371 .00
Dunn 21 .40 282 .00 35 15 .00 32 .00 25 .00 22 .30 337 .00
Eddy 30 .50 343 .00 31 22 .00 40 .00 35 .00 32 .30 421 .00
Emmons 26 .40 325 .00 44 20 .00 36 .00 30 .00 29 .10 395 .00
Foster 35 .30 406 .00 39 30 .00 40 .00 35 .00 36 .50 467 .00
Golden Valley 22 .80 282 .00 40 15 .00 35 .00 25 .00 23 .60 338 .00
Grand Forks 44 .90 620 .00 44 25 .00 85 .00 50 .00 49 .50 742 .00
Grant 22 .70 281 .00 36 18 .00 30 .00 25 .00 23 .90 335 .00
Griggs 35 .40 380 .00 32 25 .00 44 .00 35 .00 35 .80 427 .00
Hettinger 26 .80 363 .00 41 20 .00 37 .00 25 .00 27 .90 471 .00
Kidder 22 .80 257 .00 44 14 .00 35 .00 25 .00 24 .40 310 .00
LaMoure 39 .10 529 .00 33 30 .00 60 .00 35 .00 40 .50 710 .00
Logan 25 .70 314 .00 30 21 .00 40 .00 25 .00 26 .80 405 .00
McHenry 30 .80 360 .00 31 18 .00 42 .00 30 .00 33 .50 420 .00
McIntosh 24 .20 292 .00 28 22 .00 40 .00 25 .00 27 .90 425 .00
McKenzie 21 .00 302 .00 31 16 .00 30 .00 20 .00 21 .80 319 .00
McLean 32 .90 421 .00 33 23 .00 47 .00 35 .00 35 .30 500 .00
Mercer 22 .10 284 .00 32 18 .00 32 .00 22 .00 23 .50 373 .00
Morton 24 .90 293 .00 31 17 .50 35 .00 25 .00 25 .90 402 .00
Mountrail 29 .50 382 .00 38 23 .25 45 .00 30 .00 31 .60 462 .00
Nelson 31 .90 361 .00 41 20 .00 40 .00 35 .00 32 .80 414 .00
Oliver 23 .10 285 .00 40 18 .00 35 .00 25 .00 24 .20 351 .00
Pembina 56 .30 952 .00 46 30 .00 85 .00 50 .00 58 .50 1,314 .00
Pierce 29 .60 345 .00 46 25 .00 40 .00 30 .00 31 .40 403 .00
Ramsey 31 .10 365 .00 39 25 .00 47 .50 35 .00 33 .30 434 .00
Ransom 44 .20 575 .00 31 35 .00 60 .00 50 .00 47 .10 778 .00
Renville 33 .90 458 .00 51 25 .00 45 .00 35 .00 36 .00 498 .00
Richland 65 .90 1,071 .00 32 47 .00 100 .00 75 .00 68 .20 1,298 .00
Rolette 29 .70 344 .00 34 23 .45 40 .00 35 .00 32 .00 408 .00
Sargent 45 .60 603 .00 38 35 .00 75 .00 50 .00 50 .50 854 .00
Sheridan 27 .70 299 .00 33 20 .00 40 .00 30 .00 28 .50 332 .00
Sioux 20 .00 213 .00 34 14 .00 30 .00 20 .00 21 .20 254 .00
Slope 22 .90 292 .00 44 17 .00 35 .00 20 .00 25 .80 392 .00
Stark 25 .30 324 .00 32 18 .00 40 .00 25 .00 27 .30 415 .00
Steele 44 .50 554 .00 36 35 .00 55 .00 40 .00 43 .90 542 .00
Stutsman 33 .60 391 .00 37 20 .00 45 .00 40 .00 33 .80 504 .00
Towner 29 .50 374 .00 44 25 .00 40 .00 30 .00 31 .80 424 .00
Traill 56 .40 837 .00 39 30 .00 75 .00 60 .00 59 .80 996 .00
Walsh 44 .40 632 .00 39 30 .00 87 .50 40 .00 52 .80 852 .00
Ward 35 .80 490 .00 44 26 .00 49 .00 35 .00 38 .70 573 .00
Wells 30 .80 400 .00 29 24 .00 41 .80 30 .00 33 .80 474 .00
Williams 23 .50 346 .00 33 18 .00 31 .00 25 .00 24 .90 369 .00
1/ Number of reports is based on positive responses to average rental rates.

NON-IRRIGATED PASTURE CASH RENTS AND VALUES
North Dakota, 2005 and 5-Year Average
County 2000-2004 Average 2005
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 .80 171 .00 33 7 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .70 226 .00
Barnes 11 .60 203 .00 16 9 .00 20 .00 12 .00 13 .20 253 .00
Benson 10 .10 160 .00 30 8 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .10 193 .00
Billings 11 .60 213 .00 29 5 .00 20 .00 11 .00 13 .50 269 .00
Bottineau 10 .80 193 .00 29 7 .00 16 .00 10 .00 11 .40 209 .00
Bowman 9 .30 163 .00 21 4 .68 20 .00 10 .00 10 .80 203 .00
Burke 8 .10 144 .00 21 4 .50 15 .00 7 .00 8 .20 163 .00
Burleigh 10 .60 197 .00 29 7 .40 20 .00 10 .00 12 .90 297 .00
Cass 15 .00 334 .00 6 20 .00 40 .00 20 .00 25 .00 406 .00
Cavalier 9 .70 200 .00 11 5 .00 19 .50 10 .00 11 .40 233 .00
Dickey 17 .00 253 .00 21 13 .50 30 .00 25 .00 21 .40 387 .00
Divide 7 .60 152 .00 19 5 .00 15 .00 10 .00 9 .10 170 .00
Dunn 10 .80 186 .00 38 7 .00 16 .00 10 .00 11 .70 245 .00
Eddy 10 .50 170 .00 30 5 .75 17 .00 10 .00 11 .00 204 .00
Emmons 11 .60 189 .00 42 10 .00 22 .00 12 .00 13 .20 254 .00
Foster 11 .40 182 .00 25 10 .00 15 .00 12 .00 12 .30 221 .00
Golden Valley 7 .60 142 .00 37 4 .00 18 .00 7 .00 9 .20 219 .00
Grand Forks 10 .40 191 .00 15 7 .00 20 .00 10 .00 12 .30 251 .00
Grant 10 .10 183 .00 34 7 .50 20 .00 10 .00 11 .10 226 .00
Griggs 10 .40 182 .00 29 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .40 215 .00
Hettinger 11 .60 209 .00 28 9 .00 22 .00 12 .00 12 .70 272 .00
Kidder 11 .80 176 .00 42 7 .00 20 .00 14 .00 13 .20 229 .00
LaMoure 14 .10 255 .00 26 10 .00 25 .00 12 .00 15 .10 323 .00
Logan 12 .50 206 .00 30 10 .00 20 .00 12 .00 13 .80 281 .00
McHenry 10 .70 171 .00 36 5 .00 21 .20 10 .00 12 .60 199 .00
McIntosh 13 .40 198 .00 28 10 .00 22 .00 15 .00 15 .90 283 .00
McKenzie 7 .70 152 .00 21 4 .00 15 .00 5 .00 8 .50 164 .00
McLean 9 .60 189 .00 22 7 .00 12 .50 10 .00 9 .70 216 .00
Mercer 9 .70 182 .00 34 6 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .30 282 .00
Morton 10 .80 189 .00 31 7 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .30 269 .00
Mountrail 7 .70 152 .00 34 6 .40 16 .00 10 .00 9 .30 185 .00
Nelson 10 .10 176 .00 23 9 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .90 209 .00
Oliver 10 .10 186 .00 43 7 .50 19 .00 10 .00 10 .90 229 .00
Pembina 11 .50 255 .00 18 4 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .00 340 .00
Pierce 10 .80 170 .00 41 8 .00 22 .00 10 .00 12 .60 230 .00
Ramsey 12 .30 194 .00 12 10 .00 25 .00 10 .00 14 .00 254 .00
Ransom 16 .30 278 .00 22 10 .00 30 .00 20 .00 18 .60 360 .00
Renville 10 .30 197 .00 26 8 .00 20 .00 12 .00 12 .50 206 .00
Richland 17 .20 327 .00 9 10 .00 42 .00 15 .00 22 .10 442 .00
Rolette 10 .90 184 .00 25 8 .00 25 .00 10 .00 13 .70 246 .00
Sargent 18 .20 292 .00 29 10 .00 35 .00 25 .00 22 .60 468 .00
Sheridan 9 .80 155 .00 28 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 10 .90 195 .00
Sioux 8 .40 139 .00 22 5 .00 18 .00 8 .00 9 .90 174 .00
Slope 10 .10 170 .00 31 4 .50 18 .00 10 .00 10 .60 229 .00
Stark 12 .20 216 .00 30 10 .00 22 .00 12 .00 14 .50 302 .00
Steele 10 .80 190 .00 18 7 .00 20 .00 10 .00 11 .00 188 .00
Stutsman 11 .80 204 .00 37 9 .00 20 .00 12 .00 13 .20 254 .00
Towner 10 .50 187 .00 19 5 .50 15 .00 10 .00 11 .20 200 .00
Traill 12 .80 299 .00 6 10 .00 25 .00 10 .00 14 .20 343 .00
Walsh 10 .20 186 .00 13 5 .00 20 .00 10 .00 9 .50 238 .00
Ward 10 .50 195 .00 33 8 .00 15 .00 10 .00 11 .10 204 .00
Wells 10 .40 176 .00 25 5 .60 16 .00 10 .00 11 .80 213 .00
Williams 7 .20 151 .00 26 4 .00 15 .00 6 .00 8 .10 177 .00
1/ Number of reports is based on positive response to average rental rate.


NON-IRRIGATED HAYLAND CASH RENTS AND VALUES         
North Dakota, 2005
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 27 20 .60 325 .00 21 15 .60 251 .00 18 12 .00 234 .00
Barnes D D D 9 20 .20 334 .00 10 11 .80 198 .00
Benson 17 21 .60 317 .00 18 13 .70 229 .00 17 11 .70 195 .00
Billings 23 22 .20 343 .00 17 19 .30 325 .00 17 15 .30 277 .00
Bottineau 15 21 .60 294 .00 13 12 .10 247 .00 14 11 .30 220 .00
Bowman 16 18 .60 260 .00 12 16 .70 229 .00 10 11 .90 193 .00
Burke 10 18 .30 300 .00 12 10 .90 203 .00 8 7 .90 163 .00
Burleigh 19 22 .70 412 .00 15 15 .80 319 .00 14 12 .50 268 .00
Cass D D D D D D D D D
Cavalier 7 22 .10 508 .00 12 16 .90 369 .00 11 15 .30 311 .00
Dickey 15 36 .00 638 .00 10 23 .10 481 .00 11 21 .00 446 .00
Divide 6 19 .20 283 .00 11 11 .60 210 .00 12 9 .20 150 .00
Dunn 25 17 .20 310 .00 26 16 .40 298 .00 20 13 .00 234 .00
Eddy 16 18 .60 332 .00 19 13 .10 248 .00 14 10 .70 225 .00
Emmons 26 28 .90 375 .00 26 17 .00 279 .00 28 12 .40 253 .00
Foster 10 23 .80 364 .00 12 15 .00 257 .00 14 12 .90 231 .00
Golden Valley 20 18 .30 299 .00 19 13 .90 265 .00 22 9 .70 212 .00
Grand Forks 10 33 .20 476 .00 7 18 .20 314 .00 6 8 .50 175 .00
Grant 23 23 .00 294 .00 23 17 .60 279 .00 25 13 .20 234 .00
Griggs 11 29 .60 351 .00 10 16 .80 241 .00 8 12 .00 219 .00
Hettinger 20 21 .70 379 .00 17 17 .50 301 .00 14 14 .10 291 .00
Kidder 39 18 .00 295 .00 27 14 .30 259 .00 30 12 .90 228 .00
LaMoure 13 34 .90 633 .00 12 19 .40 343 .00 12 15 .60 318 .00
Logan 18 22 .90 385 .00 16 17 .00 319 .00 16 12 .40 271 .00
McHenry 13 17 .60 257 .00 17 12 .60 203 .00 24 12 .10 187 .00
McIntosh 18 23 .60 401 .00 15 16 .30 316 .00 14 15 .30 283 .00
McKenzie 11 17 .20 289 .00 11 14 .30 232 .00 7 9 .60 175 .00
McLean 9 21 .60 329 .00 D D D 10 8 .60 216 .00
Mercer 25 20 .90 306 .00 21 14 .20 279 .00 23 10 .40 255 .00
Morton 17 24 .70 363 .00 15 16 .80 307 .00 15 10 .50 249 .00
Mountrail 15 21 .90 302 .00 14 14 .90 231 .00 13 10 .30 166 .00
Nelson 16 30 .10 353 .00 15 14 .40 256 .00 13 10 .60 207 .00
Oliver 20 21 .30 314 .00 24 17 .00 261 .00 22 11 .00 221 .00
Pembina 9 37 .40 611 .00 12 14 .30 300 .00 10 12 .50 235 .00
Pierce 18 19 .60 282 .00 27 12 .00 203 .00 23 11 .20 205 .00
Ramsey D D D 8 18 .40 299 .00 6 10 .80 256 .00
Ransom 11 43 .00 742 .00 14 26 .60 508 .00 10 20 .80 348 .00
Renville 10 27 .00 309 .00 9 15 .10 225 .00 9 10 .70 188 .00
Richland 9 55 .00 1019 .00 7 27 .60 433 .00 6 13 .70 444 .00
Rolette 11 22 .90 334 .00 8 15 .40 292 .00 9 12 .20 314 .00
Sargent 16 45 .10 713 .00 17 26 .40 484 .00 14 21 .60 431 .00
Sheridan 13 14 .10 257 .00 14 11 .60 196 .00 14 10 .90 162 .00
Sioux 25 20 .80 236 .00 22 15 .70 205 .00 18 10 .30 169 .00
Slope 29 19 .40 331 .00 24 15 .80 285 .00 20 11 .50 221 .00
Stark 20 22 .50 374 .00 13 19 .50 315 .00 13 14 .10 248 .00
Steele 10 39 .20 450 .00 6 21 .70 336 .00 D D D
Stutsman 25 25 .50 356 .00 16 17 .90 267 .00 21 13 .40 228 .00
Towner 8 22 .00 337 .00 11 13 .80 251 .00 8 10 .00 181 .00
Traill D D D D D D D D D
Walsh 6 22 .50 368 .00 9 12 .30 206 .00 8 10 .60 184 .00
Ward 10 24 .80 447 .00 12 16 .80 265 .00 17 12 .40 207 .00
Wells D D D 12 13 .70 220 .00 11 13 .10 198 .00
Williams 10 21 .10 301 .00 6 16 .30 262 .00 8 10 .20 183 .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, Director
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