California Farmland Valuation Data


We maintain current land prices and rental pricing data on California farmland in order to better serve farmers and ranchers looking to buy or rent farmland in California with landowners who who have farmland in California that's available for sale or lease.

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California Cropland (Crop Acreage) Values


California cropland average acreage value data is available in the accompanying table and chart. All prices are per acre.

Average values differ from irrigated cropland and non-irrigated cropland values.

Key Findings:

Crop acreage in California increased in value by 2.1% from $10,690/acre in 2015 to $10,910/acre in 2016.

The value of California cropland increased by 114.8% from $5,080/acre in 1997 to $10,910/acre in 2016.

Table of California Cropland Value By Year

YearCaliforniaUnited States
2016$10,910$4,090
2015$10,690$4,130
2014$10,140$4,100
2013$9,860$3,810
2012$9,400$3,350

Graph of California Cropland Value By Year

California Irrigated and Non-irrigated Cropland Values


California irrigated cropland average acreage value data is available in the accompanying table and chart. All prices are per acre.

Key Findings:

Irrigated acreage in California increased in value by 1.6% from $12,700/acre in 2015 to $12,900/acre in 2016.

The value of irrigated California cropland increased by 138.9% from $5,400/acre in 1997 to $12,900/acre in 2016.

Table of California Irrigated Cropland Value By Year

YearIrrigatedNon-IrrigatedIrrigated (All States)
2016$12,900$4,300$4,335
2015$12,700$4,000$4,398
2014$12,100$3,650$4,288
2013$11,800$3,400$3,956
2012$11,500$3,390$3,765

Graph of California Irrigated Cropland Value By Year

California Pastureland (Pasture Acreage) Values


California pasture acreage value data is available in the accompanying table and chart. All prices are per acre.

Key Findings:

Pasture acreage in California remained steady at $2,700/acre in 2016 compared to 2015.

The value of California pastureland increased by 145.5% from $1,100/acre in 1997 to $2,700/acre in 2016.

Table of California Pastureland Value By Year

YearCaliforniaUnited States
2016$2,700$1,330
2015$2,700$1,330
2014$2,700$1,300
2013$2,650$1,170
2012$2,680$1,110

Chart of California Pastureland Value By Year

California Farmland Rental Prices

Information on rental prices for California acreage, cropland (irrigated and non-irrigated), and pasture land is available here.

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