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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 Returns



wisconsin Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, wisconsin farmland has offered average returns of 9.7%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $106,700. 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.


Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

Created with Highcharts 7.2.019981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820190 %6 %12 %18 %24 %30 %Highcharts.com

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