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It's difficult to think of Wisconsin agriculture without thinking of the vast supply of cheese and dairy products the state provides as they sell over $5 billion worth of Milk alone annually. However, with productive soils built up from glacial deposits over thousands of years and hard-working farmers to tend to the farms, Wisconsin also makes their mark on the nations agricultural economy in several other ways. Wisconsin is also a leading producer of several additional commodities including Potatoes, Corn, Snap Beans, Cranberries, Corn for silage, and even Christmas trees.

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Farmland Rental Rates



wisconsin Farmland Rental Rates

Over the last 20 years, farmland rental rates per acre in the wisconsin have risen from an average of $65 per acre in 1999 to $142 per acre in 2019. This represents an increase of $77 over this time period with an average implied capitalization rate of 2.8%.


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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