Tag: Land Agreements

Webinar: Using Data to Negotiate Your 2017 Land Rents

With the 2016 harvest season all wrapped up, it is time to think ahead and start planning for the 2017 season. Mike Preiner, head of Granular Data Science, breaks down his team’s most recent land rent analysis, and shares practical tips for data-driven rent negotiation. He is joined by Justin Durdan, Managing Partner at Durdan […]

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Stop Negotiating Your Land Rents by the Acre

Pick up any farming magazine right now, and you’ll probably find several articles discussing how land rents need to drop in response to low commodity prices. Many of the articles that try to calculate how much rental prices need to drop (such as this good piece by Gary Schnitkey) tend to approach the question by […]

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Are You Negotiating Farm Rent in $75 Increments?

As farmers look for ways to be profitable with current crop prices, many are showing a renewed interest in crop share agreements as a way to better manage land costs. While there is a wide range of custom land agreement options (bonuses, crop sharing, input cost sharing, to name a few), it is still very […]

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The Perils of Informal Land Agreements

Unless you are lucky enough to own every acre you farm, the relationships you have with your landowners are some of the most important for the health of your operation. Losing a quarter section, even if it is breakeven to grow on, can increase fixed costs on machinery and overhead for your other acres, driving […]

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Can Crop Shares Come Back to Life?

It is no secret that crop share rents have been in long-term decline in the Midwest [1].  The reasons can be several:  In some cases, landowners have moved away from farm communities and are no longer as involved in what is going on with their land. In others, landowners may prefer a steady cash payment […]

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