Palo Alto County farmland values
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  • 8/24/2016, 80 Acres, $736,000, $9,200.00/Acre, CSR2 85.6, $107.48/CSR2 Point 
  • 8/24/2016, 64.7 Acres, $553,185, $8,550.00/Acre, CSR2 82.5, $103.64/CSR 2 Point 
  • 8/24/2016, 184 Acres, $920,000, $5,000.00/Acre, CSR2 64.6, $77.40/CSR2 Point 
  • 10/26/16; 80 Acres; $760,000; $9,500.00/Acre; 87.9 CSR 2; $108.08/CSR 2 Point
  • 4/21/17 80 acres $9300 CSR2 85.7 75.3 tillable
  • 7/12/17 191 Acres $8,950 75.3 CSR2 183.8 Tillable $118.86 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/20/17 158 Acres $6,450 74.6 CSR2 147.89 Tillable $86.46
  • 2/14/18 36.26 Acres $7,622 87.1 CSR2 36.26 Tillable Acres $87.51 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/14/18 75.72 Acres $7,158 82.7 CSR2 75.72 Tillable Acres $86.55 per CSR2 Point
  • 4/11/18 109 Acres $4,900 74.2 CSR2 79.04 Tillable Acres $66.04 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/23/18 38 Acres $4,750 44.8 CSR2 37.5 Tillable Acres $106.03 per CSR2 Point

Palo Alto County

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR: 69.1 weighted average, 72 Cropland Average, 85 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $119.31
County Size: 564 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 327,733 total acres, 305,714 Cropland acres, 2,536 Woodland acres, 19,483 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $8,244
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa: $9,388
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County: 12/2012 31 Acres 66 CSR $20,109 /acre

Average County Rent: $225.00
Rent Range: $200/a to $248/a
Average rent for Northwest Iowa: $237.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.65 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $82.00/a regional average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $59.00/a regional average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $14/a regional average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $20/a regional average

Towns: Ayrshire, Emmetsburg, Rodman, Curlew, Graettinger, Ruthven, Cylinder, Mallard, West Bend

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Lost Island, Walnut, Veon, Independence, Highland, Emmetsburg, Freedom, Fairfield, Silver Lake, Great Oak, Nevada, Fe Valley, Booth, Rush Lake, Blington, West Bend


Additional Information: Lea more on the Palo Alto County Iowa Economic Development website.

Information updated as of 1/29/18. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Palo Alto County Extension Office, Palo Alto County courthouse records at Emmetsburg, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


Iowa Farmland Prices


All farmland values are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us to discuss how we can help you.  Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  


Farmland Sales Resources for Palo Alto County Iowa


You can find Farmland For Sale in Palo Alto County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.


Estate Attorneys in Palo Alto County Iowa


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