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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 Returns

Over the last 20 years, louisiana farmland has offered average returns of 9.2%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $101,600. 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.

9.2%

Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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9.2%

Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

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