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Long-run Cash Rent

Examine breakeven prices, earnings per acre, breakeven cash rents, and trends in working capital with this spreadsheet tool.

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Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements

Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements

Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States.  Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition.  However, in most areas, landowners and operators can choose from several types of lease arrangements.

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Leasing Land

A series of leasing articles that discuss cash rents and land values.

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Flexible Cash Lease Comparisons

Compare the net returns of a crop share arrangement with two flexible cash lease arrangements.

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Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates – 2017 Indiana Land Values Survey

Recorded August 16, 2017 | James Mintert and Michael Langemeier talk about Indiana farmland values and cash rents and their continued downward adjustments.

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Evaluating Strategic Options

Sound strategic planning requires assessing strategic risk, which involves the sensitivity of a farm’s strategic direction, and the ultimate vulnerability and sustainability of the farm to uncertainties in the business climate.

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Transferring Farm Machinery Through a Lease Agreement

There are numerous methods to transfer the ownership of farm machinery. Lease agreements often lower the cash flow requirements of the younger generation.

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Land Values in Indiana (2016)

Recorded August 17, 2016 | Purdue agricultural economists present and discuss results from the 2016 Purdue Farmland Values Survey.​

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Trends in Land Price, Cash Rents, and Price to Rent Ratios for Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana

Farmland prices and cash rents have fallen in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana in the last couple of years. However, our analysis indicates that the farmland price per acre divided by cash rent per acre, and farmland price per acre divided by average cash rent for the previous five years, continue to be substantially higher than historical values.

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Becoming a “Best in Class” Farm

Corn Belt agriculture is in the midst of transitioning from one of the most profitable periods on record to what could be an extended period of tight margins for most corn and soybean operations. Now that the 2015 planting season is drawing to a close, you should take time to reevaluate your farming operation and consider how you can make sure your farm is strategically positioned to be a “best in class” operation in the years ahead. Doing so will help ensure that your farm will thrive, not just survive, in an era of tight operating margins.

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