Farmland Returns In The United States

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U.S. Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, United States farmland has offered average returns of 12.1%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $131,400. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.

12.1%

Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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7.5%

Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

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Farmland Returns: Top 5 States

1. north dakota
14%
2. nebraska
13.4%
3. south dakota
12.2%
4. washington
12%
5. iowa
11.7%
6. minnesota
11.7%

Data referenced herein: USDA and NCREIF with additional calculations performed by AcreTrader. All calculations assume reinvestment of dividends.

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