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FarmDoc Daily August 22, 2017

Negative Cash Rent Farmland Returns Since 2014 Reduced Farmer Net Incomes

August 22, 2017

Gary Schnitkey

In recent years, many farmers have had positive incomes. However, cash rented farmland may not have been contributing to those positive net incomes. At average cash rent levels, cash rented farmland has reduced farmer net incomes in 2014 and 2015. Often, positive returns from owned and share rented farmland offset negative returns from cash rented farmland. Herein, returns to owned, share rented, and cash rented farmland are quantified after background information is presented.

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