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Agriculture remains as one of the top industries in Mississippi, contributing $6.2 billion dollars to the economy annually according to the latest Census of Agriculture. The state is made up of several regions with varied landscapes, each with their own unique characteristics that allow farmers to produce a similarly varied array of crops. The high-yielding Delta region in particular, made up of rich-alluvial soil deposits, has been known as one of the highest producing regions in the world for Cotton and other cash crops. Farmland accounts for 35% of Mississippi’s total land area with 34,988 farms spread across more than 10.4 million acres.

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mississippi Farmland Prices

Over the last 20 years, the price of farmland per acre in the mississippi has risen by an average of 6.2% per year to $3,080 per acre as of 2019. This represents an increase of $2,095 per acre of farmland over this time period.

The values shown here only represent farmland appreciation. To view total farmland returns, including cash rent and land appreciation, see the Farmland Returns section.

$3,080

Current Price Per Acre

Value per Acre

Source: USDA

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6.2%

Average Land Appreciation

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: USDA

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