Fort Wayne, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana’s farmland continues to grow more valuable as a new Purdue survey shows the average acre price is around $13,700. The Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey showed a 7.3% year-to-year increase for top-quality farmland. Average-quality farmland had a 5.8% bump at around $11,200 per acre, while poor-quality farmland was more stagnant at 0.7% and $8,600.
According to Inside Indiana Business, cash rents have also increased from last year with all three qualities also setting records. Top-quality land cash rent per acre jumped to $306 at 1.99%, the average was $257 at 2.09% and low-quality sat at $212 and 2.5%.
The report also showed farmland transitioning out of agricultural production saw a value increase of 4.1%. Recreational land decreased in value by 10.4% to $8,170.