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Can You Take the Corn Stalks With You?

Paul Goeringer

Photo by Edwin Remsberg

This post should not be construed as legal advice

            Today, I am back harping on my favorite issue, agricultural land leases.  A farmer recently told my colleague in another Western state that “this country would be a lot better off if more leases were handshake deals in the middle of a field.”  Many of you may feel this way, but as I keep pointing out, handshake deals in the middle of the field do not always answer all the questions.  One of those questions may be: Does the tenant have a right to crop residue when the lease is terminated?  Earlier, Sarah Everhart had a good post here on soil fertility that I also encourage you to read on this topic, available here.

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