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Perspectives on Farmland Leasing

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Alternative sources suggest that Illinois farmers own somewhere between 20 to 40 percent of the land they farm. Therefore, Illinois farmers rent the majority of land they farm. They rent this farmland from retired farmers, non-farm investors, and institutional and government agencies. This paper reviews the agreements governing the relationships between farmers as tenants on farmland and landowners as lessors of farmland. This information is useful as farmers and landowners review the leasing arrangements for the coming year.

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