The average cash rent in Iowa rose to $214 an acre for 2011, according to the annual survey of cash rents conducted by Iowa State University. That state-wide average is up $30 from 2010. Bremer County reported the highest county average at $266 an acre followed by Grundy County at $259 an acre, Cherokee County at $255 an acre and Black Hawk County at $253. Wayne County listed the lowest county average at $145 an acre followed by Appanoose County at $154 and Monroe County at $157 an acre. Ten counties reported a high (not average) cash rent of $400 or more with the highest, $425 an acre, reported in Wright County.
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