The cost of renting farmland has gone up in most of Wisconsin. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says non-irrigated cropland rent averaged $145 per acre this year. That’s $12 dollars higher than the 2021 average.
Lafayette County had the highest cash rents with $235 dollars for non-irrigated acres. Grant County’s rate was $217 dollars per acre. Brown, Dane, and Walworth counties round out the top five for the most expensive land rent costs. The two most expensive counties are in the far southwestern tip of the state. Forest County had the lowest land rental cost at $19.50 an acre.