In the United States, the average cost per acre of land can be found in the USDA Land Values report, according to Farm Journal. This report is published annually and focuses on land costs in rural areas.
Increases in the cost per acre fluctuate greatly from year to year depending on the property's location in the country; the Southeastern region has the smallest increases and the Northern Plains has the largest, explains Farm Journal. The USDA Land Values report further breaks down the cost per acre by use, which includes statistics on cropland, noncropland and pastureland. It also reports on cost per acre by state.