Cropland Rent Price Down Slightly

Non-irrigated cropland rent averaged $133 per acre in Wisconsin this year, a decrease of $5 from 2020.

This is according to the latest report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Cash rent paid
for pasture in Wisconsin averaged $37 per acre in 2021, an increase of $2 from last year.

Lafayette County had the highest published average cash rent for non-irrigated cropland, at $214 per acre, followed by Grant County, at $210 per acre. Brown and Green counties, at $190 and $183, respectively, were third and fourth.

The highest published pasture cash rent was $61 per acre in both Lafayette and Rock counties. Manitowoc, Racine and Dane were the only other counties above $50 per acre. Manitowoc and Racine were both $56.50 per acre, while Dane was $55.50 per acre.