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Fillmore land rent looks flat for 2014


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

75 percent of those responding to the Fillmore County Land Rent Survey projected the 2014 land rent would stay the same as 2013. 12 percent projected rent to drop and 13 percent projected rent to increase in 2014. Overall a $0.54 per acre increase is projected. I would like to thank those that responded to the survey, we had a slight increase in responses this year with 117 parcels which totaled 10,819 tillable acres.

In the survey, I asked for both the 2013 actual rent paid and a 2014 projected price per acre. The average rent reported paid in 2013 was $246.41per tillable acre, slightly higher than the $234.25 projected in last year’s survey. Rent for 2014 is projected at $246.95 per acre. We also had a huge range, from $72 - $500 per acre.

This is the 18 consecutive year for the Fillmore County Land Rent Survey. In 12 of those years the actual rent reported in the following years survey was higher than projected, in five years it was less than projected.

The last few years I have sorted by acreage size and have seen similar discounts for smaller parcels. Those parcels 20 acres or less received $182.70 per acre rent for 2013. Those from 21-up to 80 acres averaged $223.44 per acre. For 2013, that is a $63.71 discount/acre for small parcels. The mid-sized 21-81 acre parcels were only discounted $22.97/acre.

When rental payments are made is also of interest. Remaining the most common by far is the first half payment in the spring and the second half in the fall. There has been a trend for more spring or upfront payments, when the survey was started in 1996, 6 percent was paid in the spring.

Completed responses included:

½ spring, ½ fall 71%

All spring 16%

All fall 7%

Other 6% (monthly, 1/3-2/3, quarterly, etc.)

Other information gathered with the survey include: 15 percent rent from a family member, and averaged $181.04 /acre; 11 percent have other facilities such as grain bins or pole sheds included. 22 percent report having some sort of flex-lease.

For those townships with three or more responses I do a township average and range. To discuss these results or receive a copy, contact the Fillmore County Extension Office at 507-765-3896 or tesme001@umn.edu, or check the University of Minnesota Extension, Fillmore County website at www.extension.umn.edu/fillmore. Another source of land rent information is at the Center for Farm Financial Management at www.cffm.umn.edu click on Publications, then Farm Management, and finally “Rental Rates for MN Counties – 2013”. These numbers are extracted from FINBIN -- a database of farm record summaries of nearly 2,400 Minnesota farmers. The farmers participate in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Farm Business Management program as well the Southwestern and Southeastern Minnesota Farm Business Management Associations.



1996-2013 Fillmore County Land Rental Survey Results

1996 Average Cash Rent Reported $75.00 /tillable acre

1997 Average Cash Rent Expected $78.00 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $52.00 - $100.00 /tillable acre

1997 Average Cash Rent Reported $81.00 /tillable acre

1998 Average Cash Rent Expected $82.00 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $50.00 - $110.00 /tillable acre

1998 Average Cash Rent Reported $84.95 /tillable acre

1999 Average Cash Rent Expected $85.29 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $17.00 - $120.00 /tillable acre

1999 Average Cash Rent Reported $86.95 /tillable acre

2000 Projected Cash Rent $85.77 /tillable acre

2000 Average Cash Rent Reported $89.85 /tillable acre

2001 Projected Cash Rent $91.64 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $39.00 - $135.00 /tillable acre

2001 Average Cash Rent Reported $93.22 /tillable acre

2002 Projected Cash Rent $95.81 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $50.00 - $135.00

2002 Average Cash Rent Reported $98.10 /tillable acre

2003 Projected Cash Rent $101.71 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $38.00 - $135.00

2003 Average Cash Rent Reported $98.91 /tillable acre

2004 Projected Cash Rent $101.15 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $70 - $150

2004 Average Cash Rent Reported $100.60 /tillable acre

2005 Projected Cash Rent $102.09 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $18.18 - $145.00

2005 Average Cash Rent Reported $110.09 /tillable acre

2006 Projected Cash Rent $112.49 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $75.00 - $140.00

2006 Average Cash Rent Reported $106.95 /tillable acre

2007 Projected Cash Rent $108.56 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $75.00 - $140.00

2007 Average Cash Rent Reported $104.62 /tillable acre

2008 Projected Cash Rent $110.32 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $73.00 - $150.00

2008 Average Cash Rent Reported $133.62 /tillable acre

2009 Projected Cash Rent $145.43 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $50.00 - $250.00

2009 Average Cash Rent Reported $152.89 /tillable acre

2010 Projected Cash Rent $156.48 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $60.00 - $230.00

2010 Average Cash Rent Reported $150.62 /tillable acre

2011 Projected Cash Rent $168.28 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $50.00 - $400.00

2011 Average Cash Rent Reported $189.08 /tillable acre

2012 Projected Cash Rent $210.00 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $50.00 - $400.00

2012 Average Cash Rent Reported $210.94 /tillable acre

2013 Projected Cash Rent $234.25 /tillable acre

Range of Responses $59.25 - $450.00

2013 Average Cash Rent Reported $246.41

2014 Projected Cash Rent $246.95

Range of Responses $72.41 - $500.00

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