For 2017, the national average for cash rents on cropland is $136 per acre, which shows no change from the 2016 national average. So what states have the highest cash rents in 2017?

Here are the top 10:

State Cropland Cash Rent ($/acre)
California $325
Hawaii $282
Arizona $250
Iowa $231
Illinois $218
Washington $198
Indiana $195
Nebraska $194
Minnesota $166
Idaho $160

 

Curious about the other end of the spectrum? The lowest state-average cash rents are in these 10 states:

State Cropland Cash Rent ($/acre)
New York $61
Virginia $60
Alabama $58
Wyoming $56.50
New Hampshire $54
South Carolina $46.50
West Virginia $42
Texas $40.50
Oklahoma $33
Montana $31.50

                                           

Don’t see your state? Here’s a full data set on 2017 state-average cropland cash rents from USDA.