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Flexible Cash Lease Comparisons

  • October 26, 2018
  • Michael Langemeier

A recent article used a case farm in west central Indiana to illustrate net returns to land derived from crop share, fixed cash rent, and flexible cash lease arrangements. This…
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Parameters for a 2016 Cash Rent with Bonus

  • September 9, 2015
  • Gary Schnitkey

Cash rents need to be lowered to avoid farmer losses in 2016. For obvious reasons, landowners are reluctant to lower cash rents, particularly given uncertainty about 2016 revenue. Switching from…
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Does More Corn Mean Higher Cash Rent?

  • May 16, 2014
  • Brandy M. Krapf, Dwight D. Raab and Bradley L. Zwilling

Last month's post (Is There an Advantage to More Corn Acres in Your Rotation?) reviewed the return and cost advantage as the corn enterprise on a farm increased in intensity.…
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Illinois Farmland Leasing Changes

  • October 25, 2013
  • Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight D. Raab

Data show that Illinois farmers own from 13 to 25 percent of the land they operate. Thus, Illinois farmers rent the majority (75 to 87 percent) of the land operate.…
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Farm Managers See More Stable Farmland Prices

  • September 4, 2013
  • Gary Schnitkey

Recently, the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers conducted a mid-year survey of its membership concerning outlook for farmland price and cash rental markets. After several years…
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Farmland Turnover in Illinois

  • November 29, 2012
  • Bruce J. Sherrick

There have been several very notable land sales in Illinois and surrounding states setting new high per acre sales prices in many areas, and leading to increased interest by others…
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