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Latest Ag/Hort Publications

2020 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates
July 2, 2021
USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) has released 2020 cash rental rates for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland and pastureland for Virginia counties and cities. Provided below are: Table 1 – 2020 rental rates by jurisdiction for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland and pastureland Table 2 – Combined counties rates by crop reporting district…

Methods and Procedures: Determining the Use-Value of Agricultural and Horticultural Land in Virginia
August 21, 2020 (Revised)
Virginia law allows for localities adopting a program of special assessments for agriculture, horticulture, forestry and/or open space lands for their land to be taxed based on the value of the land in one of these four uses (use-value) instead of its market value. This document describes methods and procedures used…

Use-Value Assessment Estimates and the 2017 Agricultural Census: Jurisdictional Changes in Harvested and Composite Farm Acreage from 2012 to 2017
June 17, 2019
A jurisdiction’s “Composite Farm” is the basis of all estimates of each Agricultural and Horticultural values presented to the State Land Evaluation and Advisory Council (SLEAC). The Composite Farm is updated every 5 years when the results of the Agricultural Census…

Latest Ag/Hort Presentations

Cumberland County Board of Supervisors Forestry Land Use Workshop
November 4, 2021

Grayson County Agriculture Advisory Committee Meeting
April 20, 2021

Virginia Association of Assessing Officers (VAAO) Educational Seminar
Title: 2017 Agricultural Census
July 10, 2019