Farmland Sales Map

NY Farm Real Estate Transactions

2006 - 2017

Welcome to the New York Farmland Sales Tool, which is designed to provide information on farmland sales since 2006 across New York State by county. To get started, select an option under “Select Map View” and click on a county. Those wishing to see sales by town or for an individual parcel are encouraged to visit the county office for real property services. Some counties have real estate transactions listed on a website while others may require a database or manual search.

Farm real estate makes up over 80 percent of farm asset values and is critical to farm viability and survival. County level data on farm real estate values is not publicly available except for Census of Agriculture years. To fill this gap and inform farmland purchase decisions, we report regional and county-level median and average sales prices, total acres sold, number of sales, and average parcel size for agricultural land sold in New York from 2006 to 2017. These prices should be interpreted as effective sales prices or actual sales prices of farmland; they do not necessarily reflect agricultural use value only. Farmland sales prices may reflect improvements as well as non-agricultural influences such as development pressure, recreational opportunities, and mineral rights.

Depending on the year and Map View some counties may be shaded in black, indicating limited data, while counties shaded in white are not clickable and have no data for Map View and Year selected.

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Select a county on the map to view the county summary and regional price per acre

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All values are as reported to the NY Office of Real Property Tax Services (codes 100-199) for arms-length sales only (sales between related parties are excluded). To control for the influence of outliers, we drop parcels smaller than 1 acre, parcels with sale price lower than $100 per acre, and parcels with sale price higher than $50,000 per acre. We only report county level price statistics when there are at least 3 sales. Due to insufficient observations, we do not report any sales from several suburban counties and price trends for the Long Island region. Regions are as defined by Empire State Development.

Acknowledgement: This work was supported by a joint research and extension program funded by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Multistate project 1007199) and Cornell Cooperative Extension (Smith Lever) received from the National Institutes for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For more information, contact jifft@cornell.edu