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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 9/24/14 218 acres $8250/acre 81.2 CSR
    • 9/24/14 80 acres $9000/acre 73.2 CSR
    • 9/26/14 235 acres $11350/acre 80.1 CSR
    • 02/26/15 146 acres $5900/acre 62 CSR2
    • 4/1/17 140.03 acres $9071 CSR 84.5 128.61 tillable
    • 11/8/17 155 Acres $9,450 87.6 CSR2 146.5 Tillable Acres $107.87 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/12/17 146.51 Acres $7,700 77.34 CSR2 144.01 Tillable Acres $99.56 per CSR2 Point
    • 2/9/18 176 Acres $14,300 91.6 CSR2 170.2 Tillable Acres $156.11 per CSR2 Point
    • 3/9/18 98 Acres $12,192 96.6 CSR2 92 Tillable Acres $126.21 per CSR2 Point
    • 10/31/18 68 Acres; 42.4 Tillable; $2,309/acre; 78.9 CSR2
    • 12/13/18 172 Acres; 167.78 Tillable; $10,000/acre; 81.7 CSR2
    • 3/15/19 40 Acres; 39.33 Tillable; $11,000/acre; 78.9 CSR2
    • 3/15/19 175 Acres; 174.22 Tillable; $11,000/acre; 89.1 CSR2
    • 9/12/19 240 Acres; 237.09 Tillable; $10,400/acre; 91.1 CSR2

    Location: East Central Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 78.9 CSR2 Cropland Average: 85

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $98.07
    County Size: 716 sq miles
    Farmland Acres: 418,483 total acres, 375,729 Cropland acres, 13,396 Woodland acres, 29,358 Other acres

    Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
    Average Farmland Value for East Central Iowa:
    Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

    Average County Rent: $246.00
    Rent Range: $211-$280
    Average rent for East Central Iowa:
    Rent per CSR Point:

    Improved Permanent Pasture:
    $72.00/a Regional Average
    Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $48.00/a Regional Average
    Stalk Grazing per Acre:
    $13.00/a Regional Average
    Hunting Rights per Acre:
    $14.00/a Regional Average

    Towns: Atkins, Keystone, Norway, Van Hoe, Belle Plaine Luzee, Shellsburg, Vinton, Blairstown, Mount Aubu, Urbana, Walford, Garrison, Newhall

    Unincorporated Areas: Watkins

    Townships: Benton, Eden, Homer, Monroe, Big Grove, Eldorado, Iowa, Polk, Bruce, Florence, Jackson, St. Clair, Canton, Fremont, Kane, Taylor, Cedar, Harrison, Leroy, Union

    History: Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after US Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

    Additional Information:

    Jason J. Smith, CAI

    Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
    Jason Smith
    Benton County
    Iowa Farmland Sales

    (515) 537-6633

    Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

    Tom Bradley

    Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
    Tom Bradley
    Benton County
    Iowa Farmland Sales


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    Information updated as of 1/12/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Benton County Extension Office, Benton County courthouse records, 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 Benton County

    All farmland values for Benton County 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 at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.

    Farmland Sales Resources for Benton County Iowa

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    Estate Attorneys in Benton County Iowa

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