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The 2016 Iowa State University Land Value Survey showed a drop in land values for the third consecutive year—the ﬁrst time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis. The estimated $7,183 per acre statewide average for all qualities of land represents a 5.9 percent decline from November 2015. This decline is largely driven by low commodity prices and diminishing livestock returns.
Zhang, Wendong, "2016 Iowa Land Value Survey" (2017). Extension and Outreach Publications. 812.
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