Mercer County At Statewide Average In Cash Rents

corn fieldMercer County is at about the statewide average for cash rents. Data released by the USDA shows Mercer County cash rents in 2013 averaged $227 per acre with the statewide average being $223 per acre says University of Illinois Farm Management Specialist Gary Schnitkey.
In addition to DeWitt County, four other Illinois counties had over $300 cash rents–Sangamon, Macon, Logan and Christian.