See the full potential of land before making it part of your operation. Introducing AcreVision℠, a farmland evaluation tool from FBN®

AcreVision℠: A New Farmland Evaluation Tool

Ideal farmland is hard to find. AcreVision℠, a free tool to access land insights & metrics, helps farmers assess if a land parcel fits their ag goals.

Transparent Decision Making for Farmers

FBN Finance is committed to bringing new technology to farmers that gives you the power to make informed decisions.

AcreVision was built so producers could have a transparent look at information that's important when deciding if a parcel of land would be a good fit for their operations. 


Why Should You Use This Tool?

Is there land for sale in your area? Have you been looking for the perfect piece of land for your operation? With this new resource from FBN Finance, you now can dig in to learn all the important information you may need about ag land.
How It Works

What Does AcreVision℠ Do?

1. Provide free objective land research

2. Evaluate land based on our comprehensive insights

3. Compare insights versus county level information

4. Assess the land’s potential to support your operation


How to Use AcreVision℠

You are steps away from gaining the insights and facts you need to understand productivity of a piece of land.

FBN Membership

This brand new tool was specifically developed for farmers. At this time, access is exclusively for FBN Members.

Locate Your Parcels

Use the search box to find specific parcels based upon state, zip or street. Get more information by selecting up to 4 parcels.

View Details

Click “View Details” once you’ve selected your parcels to learn more about the soil, terrain, water and crop history.

Available Insights

What to Expect in an AcreVision℠ Report

Gain access to quality insights about land in minutes. Below are only some of the feature highlights. Continue to check back for future enhancements to the land evaluation tool.

Soil Productivity

Learn the quality of the soil with a detailed composition breakdown. Discover the percentage of total of tillable acres.

Cropping History

Uncover the crop rotation history and coverage percentage over the last 10 years.

Recent Sales

View land sales in the past 18 months within a 50 mile radius of the parcel you're researching.


Unlock the specific details about the landscape such as land elevation, slope and terrain wetness. Easily compare this information to county averages.

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Land is one of the most important assets to a farming operation. This land evaluation tool provides everything you need to know about farm land parcels and local market trends in order to make the best decision around buying, selling, and financing land.

Our surveys of farmers tell us that most farm land transactions happen privately, without a public listing. In this tool, you can find detailed information for nearly every farm parcel in the United States, regardless of listing status. Currently we do not publish land listings.

You can access this tool when you sign up as an FBN member!

Data Sources & Availability

FBN created this tool to make it easy for all farmers to access trustworthy farm land insights. We limit the number of parcels to aid in our mission of providing this data for farmers and not other audience sets.

FBN members can view 3 reports (with a maximum of 4 parcels per report) every week. The week starts from Monday and ends on Sunday.

We currently have coverage in the lower 48 states.

This tool has a database of over 15.5 million agricultural parcels. We gather from a wide range of public data sources including local, state and federal government agencies, universities and private entities. We review the data to make sure that only the most relevant data is included 


Boundaries shown in the tool refer to tax parcel boundaries. They are sourced from county assessor records. For each parcel, we provide the boundary and the parcel identification (parcel ID), also commonly known as Assessor Parcel Number (APN) or property identification number (PIN). Parcels records are usually updated on an annual or semi-annual basis. How often parcel boundaries are updated will vary by county. 

Land Use & Cropping History

This tool shows historical land use and cropping patterns derived from the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) published by United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS). The CDL is a crop-specific land cover data layer created annually using  moderate resolution satellite imagery. Land use and cropping history data are updated annually on AcreVision℠ in the first quarter of each calendar year when the USDA makes this data available.  


We obtain soil information from the United States Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) and National Cooperative Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO).

We show nation-wide productivity indices from SSURGO and state-specific soil productivity indices if those are available: 

In Illinois we use the Illinois Soil Productivity Index (ILPI) for optimal management. Read more about ILPI and how it relates to yield and land values. Soil types with ILPI ranging from 133-147 are in Class A, from 117-132 are in Class B, and from 100-116 are in Class C.

In Iowa, soil productivity is measured by the Iowa C Suitability Rating (CSR2) which ranges from 0 to 100. 

In all other states, soil productivity indices are determined by the overall National Commodity Crop Productivity Index (NCCPI) developed by the USDA-NRCS. 

Soil survey information in AcreVision℠ is updated when new releases are published by the USDA-NRCS, typically every 1-2 years.


The report presents farmland slope, elevation and terrain wetness index (estimating the propensity for water accumulation) using data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). 

Comparison of farmland to its county only considers cropland and not other land types.

Recent Sales

We obtain sales information from county records wherever the counties or states are disclosure states. 

Sales information is updated weekly.

This tool was created to serve farmers across the country with detailed parcel-level analytics. 

In order to provide information about 600 million+ acres, we incorporate many datasets derived from satellite imagery. For example, the USDA Cropland Data Layer used satellite imagery to estimate annually which areas produce what type of crops. However, errors may occur leading, for example, to one area of a field being classified as not planted when it actually was.  

We always recommend supporting your analysis and research with on-the-ground information.

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Using the Land Evaluation Tool

This tool is free to use. By being an FBN member, you will receive bonus data points such as an extended cropping history, plantable acres and comparisons between the farmland with the county.

We do our best to provide you with all the data and insights that we can for the parcels that you have selected. Even though we use a variety of sources, sometimes there are cases where data is not available for each parcel. 

By accessing this report and the information therein, you agree that the information in this report is provided for your individual informational use only, and may not be disclosed, reproduced, summarized, distributed, excerpted, or used for any reason other than for research purposes to aid in your potential purchase, sale, or rental of property. Any unauthorized use of this report or its information is prohibited. Information is reliable but not guaranteed, may be incomplete, and should be independently verified. Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. and its subsidiaries are not responsible for the accuracy of this information.