Whole Farm -- Leasing

Rental Rate Surveys
Information Files
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates (USDA) -- C2-09 pdf file  
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey -- C2-10 pdf file teaching activity  
Cash Rental Rate Mapping Tool link opens in new window -- Center for Agricultural and Rural Development        
Historic County Cropland Rental Rates -- C2-11 pdf file  
Farm Building Rental Rate Survey -- North Central Farm Management Extension Committee pdf file    
Newsletter Articles
Cash rental rates slightly up in Iowa -- May 2018        
Cash rental rates fall for a fourth consecutive year in Iowa -- May 2017        
How accurate and useful is the ISU Cash Rent Survey? -- June 2016        
Cash rental rates fall for a third consecutive year in Iowa -- May 2016        
Land rents decline but margins do not improve -- June 2015        
Farmland rental rates increase moderately in 2013 -- June 2013        
Farmland rental rates show continued strength in 2012 -- March 2012        


Leasing Forms
Information Files -- Leasing Forms
Farmland Lease Annual Report -- C2-06 pdf file      
Iowa Farm Lease Form -- C2-12 pdf file  
Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form) -- C2-16 pdf file    
Midwest Plan Service Lease Forms  
Information Files -- Leasing Supplements
Lease Supplement for Investing in Improvements on a Rented Farm -- C2-07 pdf file      
Lease Supplement for Obtaining Conservation Practices & Controlling Soil Loss -- C2-08 pdf file      
Iowa Farm Lease Termination Notice -- C2-19 pdf file      
Lease Supplement for Drainage -- C2-29 pdf file      


Lease Agreement
Information Files
Improving Your Farm Lease Contract -- C2-01 pdf file xls file voiced media
Do I Need a Written Lease – C2-03 pdf file      
Leasing and Land Ownership Terms -- C2-05 pdf file   teaching activity  
Iowa Farm Leases: A Legal Review – Center for Ag Law and Taxation pdf file     voiced media
Building Your Farm Resume -- C2-13 pdf file      
Developing a Farm Newsletter for Landlords -- C2-14 pdf file      
Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices -- C2-15 pdf file      
Legal Considerations for Hunting Leases -- C2-45 pdf file      
Tax Implications of a Farmland Lease -- Center for Ag Law and Taxation        
Ag Lease 101, a website from the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee, helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several alternatives.
Newsletter Articles
Conservation practices and land leases -- August 2018        
Farmland leasing meetings offer leasing arrangement information -- July 2018        
Custom fit your farm lease -- December 2017        
Produce better tenant-landowner communications with a farmland lease annual report -- June 2017        
Increase leasing arrangement knowledge and communication between tenants and land owners at 2017 Farmland Leasing Meetings -- June 2017        
Farm newsletters -- are they worth the effort? -- August 2016        
Impact of ISU Extension and Outreach leasing programs -- July 2016        
Farmland leasing meetings to increase understanding of rental agreements -- June 2016        
Cash rent increases: When is the right time to give up a lease? -- September 2015        
Gearing up for summer leasing meetings -- June 2014        
Farm lease types have different risks and rewards -- February 2014        
How is farmland leasing for 2014 shaping up? -- August 2013        
Flexible cash farm leases -- July 2013        
Conflicts between landlord and tenant -- April 2013        
Flexible cash leases and crop insurance proceeds -- October 2012        
Leasing issues and rental rates for 2013 -- August 2012        


Cash Leases
Information Files
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20 pdf file xls file teaching activity voiced media
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21 pdf file xls file teaching activity voiced media
Flexible Cash Rent Lease Examples -- C2-22 pdf file      
Computing a Pasture Rental Rate -- C2-23 pdf file xls file    
Computing a Grain Storage Rental Rate -- C2-24 pdf file xls file    
Renting Extra Grain Storage -- C2-25 pdf file      
Computing a Livestock Building Cash Rental Rate -- C2-26 pdf file xls file    
Creating a Flexible Swine Building Rental Agreement -- C2-27 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Iowa farmland values and cash rental rates -- July 2012        


Share Leases
Information Files
Crop-Share Leasing Provisions -- C2-30 pdf file xls file teaching activity  
Adapting Crop Share Agreements for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture -- C2-31 pdf file      
Fixed Bushel Rent -- C2-32 pdf file      
Beef Cow Joint Agreements -- C2-36 pdf file xls file    
Iowa Learning Farms - Talking Conservation With Your Tenant        


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