Flexible Cash Leasing of Cropland

Published 2011
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Determining accurate cash rents for farmland is challenging. Recent volatility in both cash commodity prices and yields has complicated the task of predicting anticipated revenues. Further uncertainty in crop production expenses has made negotiating cash rents difficult. In years with high crop prices and good farm yields, producers are seen as receiving an unfair advantage; in years with poor crop prices and/or low yields, landowners are seen as receiving an unfair advantage. Regularly adjusting cash rents can help ensure they keep up with rapid changes in crop prices and projected yields as well as changes to the U.S. farm bill program payments.

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Timothy M Lemmons


Farm Management

Publication Date June 27, 2011
Last Revision Date June 27, 2011
Language English

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Series Extension Circular