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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

Updated August 31, 2020

Jack Davis

SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist


The 2020 SDSU Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 30th annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota. Reported are results of the survey and a discussion of factors influencing buyer/seller decisions and positive/negative factors impacting farmland markets. The publication of the survey findings was in response to numerous requests by farmland owners, renters, appraisers, lenders, buyers, and others for detailed information on South Dakota farmland markets.