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Discover the various options for acquiring farmland in Humboldt County, Iowa, with in-depth information on typical land prices, current land listings, key towns in the region, and other useful resources to streamline your search for Iowa property. To address any questions or to set up a FREE farm appraisal, reach out to your local Humboldt County land agent.

Location: Northern Iowa Average Farmland Value: $10,361 is the average price of farmland in the county. To learn the most current county average farmland value or to learn what your farm value is contact Land Broker David Whitaker 515-996-LAND (5263) Average Farmland Value for Iowa $12,206 an acre

Land Auctions in 2023: There were 2 farmland auctions in Humboldt County in 2023. There were 196 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $14,000 The average $/CSR2 was $179/ CSR2

Land Auctions in 2022: There was 1 farmland auction in Humboldt County in 2022. There were 90 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $11,800 The average $/CSR2 was $158/ CSR2 Land Auctions in 2021: There were 14 farmland auctions in Humboldt County in 2021. There were 1396 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $11,217 The average $/CSR2 was $151/ CSR2

Average CSR2 Rating: 80.3 2023 USDA Average Corn Yield: 205 2023 USDA Average Soybean Yield: 56 ISU Average Cash Rent Per Acre: $261 ISU Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $50-$100 Towns: Bode, Bradgate, Dakota City, Gilmore City, Hardy, Humboldt, Livermore, LuVee, Ottosen, Pioneer, Renwick, Rutland, Thor Adjacent Counties: Wright, Hancock, Winnebago, Kossuth, Pocohontas, Palo Alto, Webster

County Seat: Humboldt

County Website: Learn more about the county at Humboldt County Website Additional Humboldt County Agricultural Informational Website: Humboldt County Iowa Farm Service Agency

County Assessor: You can learn individual farm information; parcel ID numbers, farm taxes, recent land sales, and even landowners names and mailing addresses on the county Assessor Page here. FREE Farm Appraisal: Thank you for your interest in the current land values. Fill out our simple contact form or contact David Whitaker your local land agent at 515-966-LAND (5263)

Humboldt County History: Humboldt County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 9,597. The county was created in 1857 and named in honor of Alexander von Humboldt.

Iowa's entry to the union was approved by Congress on March 3, 1845, with statehood beginning on December 28, 1846, following approval of the state's constitution and boundaries. In order to establish county government across the state, the Iowa General Assembly passed an act on January 15, 1851, which created fifty counties in the half of the state where county government had not yet been established. Humboldt County was created by this act, containing its present area, as well as four townships in present-day Webster County: JacksonDeer CreekBadger, and Newark. It was named after Alexander von Humboldt.  On January 21, 1855, an act merged the northern half of Humboldt County and Bancroft County into Kossuth County, with the southern half of Humboldt County merging into Webster County.

The Sixth General Assembly passed another act, reestablishing Humboldt County. The act was passed on January 28, 1857, and went into effect on February 26. However, an error omitted the lower four townships (Jackson, Deer Creek, Badger, and Newark) from returning to Humboldt County. The error was not caught until the next session of the general assembly, and the general assembly passed a bill redefining Humboldt County to include the four townships on March 11, 1858. However, in the interceding time, the Constitution of Iowa came into effect, including the provision that "future laws altering county boundaries should be submitted to a vote of the people of the counties concerned and must be approved by them before going into effect". In a court case originating in the disputed area, the Iowa Supreme Court was asked to decide which county court had original jurisdiction. In their clarification, they ruled the March 11, 1858 clarification of Humboldt County's boundaries unconstitutional, as it had not been submitted to a public vote in the counties involved. In his decision, Chief Justice Ralph P. Lowe wrote, "We are compelled to conclude that township 90, in ranges 27 to 30, west of the 5th principal meridian, is still in and forms a part of Webster county. Of course we can pay no attention to conjectural surmises and vague suspicions, which have been made and entertained in relation to some unfairness which may have been practiced in the final passage of the act of 1857, creating the county of Humboldt. If such was the case, no evidence of the fact has been presented to us." The "vague suspicions" include a rumor that John Duncombe of Fort Dodge (namesake of Duncombe, Iowa and plaintiff in the lawsuit) had tricked Humboldt County into ceding the southern four townships to Webster County "on loan", or was otherwise responsible for the "error".

In 1872, Humboldt College was opened and closed in 1916 because there was no agreement with the county about taxation. Wikipedia page.