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									                               News Release
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NASS Publishes County-Level Cash Rent Data
Released: March 31, 2010
For more information contact: John Hilton at 1-800-835-2612.

For the second time, U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is
publishing county-level data for cash rental rates on agricultural land. The information, which is available online
includes average rental rates for non-irrigated cropland, irrigated cropland, and pastureland during the 2009
calendar year.

"This data will provide an important decision-making tool for farmers, ranchers, and other landowners," said
Steve Anderson, director of the NASS Montana Field Office. "In addition, USDA agencies will have these new
figures available to help develop and administer important farm programs used by farmers and ranchers."

Since 1997, NASS has published land value and rental rate data at the state level. The agency is providing the
county data in response to requests from customers as well as the new requirements of the 2008 Farm Bill.

Anderson noted that complete data may not be available for all counties. "In some counties, we may not have
received enough survey responses to publish a reliable estimate. In these instances, the estimated rental
values are combined with those of neighboring counties and published as the 'other county total' within the
district."

The 2009 National county-level cash rental rates data is available online at www.nass.usda.gov through Quick
Stats, NASS's agricultural statistics database. Users can access cash rental rates at the state, county, or crop
reporting district level.

Montana's average cash rent for non-irrigated cropland in 2009 was $21.50 per acre compared with $20.50 in
2008. Choteau County received the highest rent, at $34.50 per acre, followed by Pondera County and Teton
County, both with $33.50 per acre, and Flathead County with $30.50 per acre. Montana irrigated cropland cash
rents averaged $69.00 per acre in 2009, compared with $66.00 in 2008. Treasure County received the highest
cash rent in 2009 for irrigated cropland, at $129.00 per acre, followed by Richland County with $125.00 per
acre, and Dawson County with $122.00 per acre. Pasture cash rents averaged $4.70 per acre for Montana in
2009, compared with $6.50 in 2008. Ravalli County received the highest cash rent in 2009 for pasture, at
$24.00 per acre, followed by Missoula County with $16.50 per acre, and Lake County and Judith Basin County
which tied at $10.00 per acre. Highlighted in the table below are counties with enough reports to be published.
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Cash Rent Dollars per Acre by Counties and Districts, Montana, 2008-2009
                                     IRRIGATED                        NON-IRRIGATED                          PASTURE
       County and
                               2008               2009              2008               2009            2008            2009
         District
                                   Dollars per Acre                     Dollars per Acre                  Dollars per Acre
Flathead                                --            64.00                  --            30.50                --          8.40
Lake                                56.50             78.00                  --                --          13.50           10.00
Missoula                                --                 --                --                --          41.50           16.50
Ravalli                             55.50             62.50                  --                --               --         24.00
Sanders                                 --            20.00                  --                --               --          8.40
Other                               47.50             42.50                  --            22.00             8.30           5.50
NORTHWEST                          50.50              63.00                  --            24.50           12.00            9.30
Blaine                                  --            26.00                  --            21.50                --          4.70
Chouteau                                --                 --            25.00             34.50                --          6.40
Glacier                                 --            21.00                  --            18.50                --          3.40
Hill                                    --                 --            21.00             21.50                --             --
Liberty                                 --                 --                --            15.00                --          5.20
Phillips                                --                 --                --            18.50                --          2.80
Pondera                                 --            43.00              26.00             33.50                --          6.60
Teton                                   --            77.00                  --            33.50                --             --
Toole                               80.00                  --                --            17.50                --          2.70
Other                               50.50             28.00              21.00                 --            5.40           3.20
NORTH CENTRAL                      53.00              40.50             22.00              23.50             5.40           3.60
Daniels                                 --                 --                --            20.50                --          4.20
Dawson                                  --           122.00                  --            16.50                --          4.20
Garfield                                --                 --                --            17.00                --          5.40
McCone                                  --                 --            17.50             19.50                --          4.20
Richland                                --           125.00                  --            18.00                --          4.10
Roosevelt                               --                 --            21.00             19.00             5.90           3.80
Sheridan                                --                 --            25.50             27.00                --          4.60
Valley                                  --            39.50              18.00             19.00                --          3.60
Other                               67.00             27.00              19.00                 --            7.30              --
NORTHEAST                          67.00              86.00             20.00              21.00             7.10           4.60
Broadwater                              --            78.50                  --                --               --             --
Cascade                                 --            65.00              29.00             17.50             7.70           7.20
Fergus                                  --                 --            20.50             22.00           10.50            9.20
Golden Valley                           --                 --                --            15.50                --          2.20
Judith Basin                            --                 --                --            26.00                --         10.00
Meagher                                 --                 --                --                --               --          6.90
Musselshell                             --                 --                --            20.00                --          6.80
Petroleum                               --                 --                --                --               --          3.80
Wheatland                               --                 --                --            11.50                --          7.90
Other                                   --            56.00              18.50             17.50             4.40           4.30
CENTRAL                                 --             6300             21.50              21.50             6.90           6.70
Beaverhead                              --            80.00                  --                --               --          8.00
Gallatin                                --            98.00                  --                --               --          7.40
Jefferson                               --                 --                --                --               --          3.60
Madison                                 --            54.00                  --                --               --             --
Other                               78.00             81.00                  --            20.00             9.60           5.60
SOUTHWEST                          78.00              77.00                  --            20.00             9.60           5.60
Big Horn                                --            79.50              16.00             23.00             7.20           3.80
Carbon                              82.00             78.00                  --            18.50             8.10           6.70
Stillwater                              --            70.50                  --            18.50                --          5.50
Treasure                                --           129.00                  --                --               --             --
Yellowstone                         95.00                  --                --                --            5.60           4.50
Other                               64.00             75.00              11.50             16.00             6.70           3.90
SOUTH CENTRAL                      73.50              94.50             13.00              18.50             6.90           4.20
Carter                                  --                 --                --                --               --          5.30
Custer                                  --                 --                --                --               --          3.80
Fallon                                  --                 --                --            13.00                --          6.90
Powder River                            --                 --                --               ---               --          3.30
Prairie                                 --                 --                --                --               --          2.90
Rosebud                                 --            66.00                  --                --               --          2.40
Wibaux                                  --                 --                --            22.00                --          4.90
Other                                   --            78.00              16.00             12.00             4.10              --
SOUTHEAST                               --            71.50             16.00              15.00             4.10           3.60
OTHER DISTRICTS                    66.00                   --           20.50                  --               --             --
MONTANA                            66.00              69.00             20.50              21.50             6.50           4.70
-- Counties that are combined into “other” counties/districts to avoid disclosure of individual information.

								
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