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As one of the top 5 industries in Louisiana, Agriculture is a vital part of the state’s economy, generating more than $3.2 billion in revenue as of the latest USDA Ag Census. Louisiana farmland has benefitted from its position on the border of the Mississippi River, which has left nutrient-rich alluvial deposits over time, ideal for growing crops. There are 27,386 farms spread across a total of nearly 8 million acres of farmland in Louisiana, over 28% of all land area in the state. In terms of sales, Soybeans, Rice, Cotton, Plant Products, and Livestock products were the top commodities grown and sold in the state.

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louisiana Farmland Rental Rates

Over the last 20 years, farmland rental rates per acre in the louisiana have risen from an average of $55 per acre in 1999 to $94 per acre in 2019. This represents an increase of $39 over this time period with an average implied capitalization rate of 4.1%.

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Current Rental Rate Per Acre

Cash Rent per Acre

Source: USDA

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Average Annual Cap Rate

Implied Annual Capitalization Rate

Source: USDA

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