Iowa Land Values Update - 2022 Quarter 2

Published on Jul 6, 2022 by Ashley Poduska

Peoples Company tracks agricultural auctions across the state of Iowa. From this data, we calculate the average dollar per CSR2 point ($/CSR2) for sales of tracts with greater than 85% tillable land. Additionally, these tracts are largely unimproved or include minimal improvement contribution.

2022 Quarter 2 Auction Data:
Tracts Sold: 296
Average $/Acre: $12,554
Average $/Tillable Acre: $14,660
Average $/CSR2: $188

Prices and auction volume were still on the rise in Q2 2022. We saw 296 tracts sell in Iowa this quarter – that’s over twice as many tracts as compared to Q2 2021. The average $/CSR2 is up 8% from Q1 2022, 20% from Q2 2021, and up 55% from Q2 2017. 

The high dollar per acre sale in Quarter 2 was a Dubuque County 59.32-acre cropland farm which brought $30,000 per acre or $270/CSR2. The high dollar per CSR2 sale went to a Jackson County 151-acre farm that sold for $16,000 per acre or $16,956 per tillable acre with a CSR2 of 54.78, bringing a whopping $310/CSR2.

The Appraisal Team at Peoples Company is currently tracking over 80 farms up for auction through mid-August, so it will be interesting to see what the upcoming months bring us in terms of prices and volume of Iowa auctions. Be sure to stay tuned to Peoples Company to stay up to date with the land market.

Click here to view the Land Auction Results for June 2022.

Below is a map of the auction data for 2022 Quarter 2 in Iowa.

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