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NASS rental rates are annual values in $/acre per year summarized from NASS surveys for the crop year 2014 and the data can be found at this NASS site: http://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/. If there are sufficient number of responses to meet NASS nondisclosure requirements for a jurisdiction then that value is published. For example, in Table 1 the specific rental rate for cropland in Albemarle is $18.5 per acre. When there are not enough responses in a jurisdiction to meet NASS nondisclosure requirements, then all the data for the non-disclosed jurisdictions within a crop reporting district is summarized and published as a Combined Counties value. For example, in Table 1 the rental rate for pasture land in Accomack is $34 per acre, the combined value for Eastern District counties. For jurisdictions in the Eastern and Southeastern Crop Reporting Districts (Table 2), few individual counties had sufficient responses to provide county-level pastureland values; thus, the Combined County value is published. A note of caution: Combined Counties rental rates cut across jurisdictional lines and may not reflect all local market conditions.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
May 4, 2015