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Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Use a Residential Lease to Rent Farmland?

Author: 
Paul Goeringer

Photo by Edwin Remsberg

This post should not be relied upon as legal advice

            Before we start, let’s take a minute for a little review: the goals in leasing a house and farmland will be different.  One is a place of residence and the other is a place an agricultural operation takes place on.  Goals in a residence leasing relationship will be different than those in a lease for farmland.

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