Farmland for rent

How do you reduce your farm cash rent cost?

Is the relationship with the landlord just about the cash rent dollar? A simple reason for cash rent being higher than the local market value is due to farmers’ need to grow. This is often done at the expense of higher risk just to get their foot in the door. Although I don’t recommend this Read more about How do you reduce your farm cash rent cost?[…]

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High Cash Rent is Not the #1 Thing!

Why is high cash rent all you hear about? A trend I have heard about, is it takes high cash rent in order to farm available ground. This is something that gets talked about often at the restaurants and local coffee shops. But does it truly reflect the relationship between the farmer and the landowner? Read more about High Cash Rent is Not the #1 Thing![…]

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Hay crops: same farm lease or different?

Why plant a hay crop on your farm? Every piece of farmland can have a specific use; some of these uses may be to grow perennial crops. In many cases, it is because the terrain is such that will prevent it from being used for a more typical annual cash crop in the area. In Read more about Hay crops: same farm lease or different?[…]

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Types of farmland rental lease agreements

What type of farmland rental agreements are right for you? Depending on the region of the United States you live, in some types of rental agreements are more common than others. If you are renting land as a major part of doing business, understanding types of lease agreements can be very important. In some areas, Read more about Types of farmland rental lease agreements[…]

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Getting your Farm House in order before retirement

As a farmer what does retirement look like for you? Working with experienced farmers is nothing new. As you look at the average age of a farmer, it is very common to work with many producers who are nearing retirement age. Many farmers today don’t have the next generation coming behind them, ready to take Read more about Getting your Farm House in order before retirement[…]

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Managing Risk will Improve Profitability of your Farm

Have you ever thought about managing risk on your farmland? Year in and year out, what is the most important thing every farmer can do on your farm? I know what you are thinking, pay your landlords, on-time. And in some cases I have heard that being an issue this past year. That is a Read more about Managing Risk will Improve Profitability of your Farm[…]

Rental Rates- A Few Tips To Renegotiate

Has renegotiating rental rates been on your mind? One item of concern that many growers are facing is how to negotiate land rental rates. This can be a very difficult discussion, especially coming off of several years of high commodity prices. But rent levels have not fallen at the same rate. I am here to Read more about Rental Rates- A Few Tips To Renegotiate[…]

Field Size and Shape does affect Farmland Rental Rates

What factors affect rental rates.. continued Well, it is week five and today I will be wrapping up a series of blog posts on the factors that can have an effect on rental rates. I know a few of you may be jumping up and down with joy and ready to move on to other Read more about Field Size and Shape does affect Farmland Rental Rates[…]

How Soil Quality Affects Rental Rates

What factors affect rental rates.. continued As I said last week, rental rates can be determined by many factors coming together in order to create a monetary value. The factor we will talk about today has a very big impact: soil quality. Soil types can affect a variety of things. Many universities have created models Read more about How Soil Quality Affects Rental Rates[…]

How Profitability of the Cash Crop Affects Farmland Rental Rates

What factors affect farmland rental rates, continued… Last week I started a series of blog posts on what factors affect rental rates. So far, supply and demand was the first factor that can affect what you are paying for cash rent. In much of the Midwest where commodity crops like corn, soybeans, wheat and forages Read more about How Profitability of the Cash Crop Affects Farmland Rental Rates[…]