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2016 Cash Rents in Maryland and Delaware

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) updated data on cash rent paid by farmers in 2016. NASS collects this data from 240,000 farms across the United States annually through the Cash Rent Survey - data used by other agencies throughout USDA. The survey results give us an idea of...

Can You Take the Corn Stalks With You?

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...

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

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...

Developing Your Agricultural Land Lease: Updating the Rental Rate

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not intended to provide legal advice I realize that we are roughly 5 months away from when many of you will need to give notice to terminate a lease or at least will want to make the tenant/landlord aware of your plans for 2016 (yeah I realize it’s early in 2015...
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