Category Archives: Leases

Making Succession Planning a Success for your Family Farm

Listening and Learning Session: Flex Leases 4-5:30 p.m. For years tenant farmers and landowners have relied on a conversation and a handshake to determine rental rates each year. Fluctuating market prices, fertilizer shortages and a dependence on world events means the price of corn and soybeans may fluctuate wildly year-to-year. Many farmers and landowners are […]

Making Succession Planning a Success for your Family Farm

This webinar brought together two succession experts and two Illinois farm families to talk about the big picture of farm succession planning. Together they explained and addressed topics like: (1) why succession planning matters so much; (2) what are common obstacles that keep families from making a plan at all or from making a sound plan that will accomplish all they desire; […]

The Cash Rent Lag Effect & How a Flexible Lease Can Help

“Fifty-three percent of Iowa farmland is rented,” according to the Iowa State University Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey released in 2017.  A high percentage of these agreements are for a simple cash lease.  Yes, we agree a fixed cash rent lease is simple in concept, but can also present challenges.  We have experienced this ourselves while […]