County level data on cash rental rates for agricultural land have been published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The information, which is available online, includes average rental rates for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland, and pastureland during the 2011 calendar year.
The information is based on data NASS gathered from over 200,000 agricultural producers nationwide during the 2011 county level cash rents survey. There were 5,729 producers sampled in Michigan during the 2011 county level cash rents survey.
In counties that are unpublished, NASS did not receive enough survey responses to publish a reliable estimate. In these instances, the rental values are combined with those of other unpublished counties and included in the "other county total" within the district.
The 2011 county cash rental rates data for cropland and pasture for Michigan and all other states are available online.
For Michigan and all other state data go to: http://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/#076BAF1D-4F4-303B-802E-9780D9191EA
Once here, highlight the following: program=survey, sector=economics, group=expenses, commodity=rent, geographic
level=county, state=Michigan, county=your choice, year=2011, period type=annual, period=year.