Data and Tools
U.S. farmland has a long history of strong performance as an investment-grade asset class. It is also incredibly diverse and requires extensive regional and even local data to understand investment performance. Peoples Company has developed a proprietary data exploration toolkit called FarmWorth to help us integrate the best available farmland data resources including USDA NASS, USDA ERS, USDA RMA, NCREIF, University of Illinois Center for Farmland Research, and several private sector data providers. The FarmWorth system will help farmland stakeholders understand trends and characteristics of farmland assets at national, state, and county scales. Core financial performance metrics including land values, rental rates, and property tax rates are available over multiple decades to help users better understand farmland.
Utilizing the Farmland Insights Data
Financial performance data for farmland has improved substantially over the past 30 years. State-level and even county-level metrics are widely available for research and analysis. Farmland Insights data presented will help users assess near-term opportunities and long-term trends in prices, returns, and factors such as yields and operational risks (soils crop insurance etc.). Individual farmland assets are often unique even for their local area, and agricultural regions can have substantial diversity even within an individual county. Peoples Company’s local farmland experts are here to help when this Farmland Insights data identifies interesting opportunities.
Farmland Insights Data
Select Cropland Values, Cash Rent, or Cropland Returns below and click on individual states below for more detail.