Average farmland values for the nation mask wide regional variation. Cropland values (the land value excluding buildings) exceeded $5,000 per acre in 2007 in the Northeast and Pacific regions, where high-value crops — fruits, vegetables, and orchards—are grown and development pressures are high. Cropland values in 2007 were only about $1,000 per acre in the Northern Plains, an area dominated by wheat and other row crop farms. In the Southeast region and Delta States, pasture values exceeded cropland values.