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Updated July, 2023
File C2-15

Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices, 2022

Although a farm tenant and landowner are free to include whatever provisions they wish in a lease contract, many people want to know what practices are customary or common in their region. Practices that are widely followed are usually considered to treat landowner and tenant fairly. However, individual circumstances may justify arrangements that are different from the majority of cases. Any lease must be evaluated as a whole, not by its individual parts.

Results of the survey are presented in the accompanying "pdf" file that you can access by clicking here or on the icon above.


Jingyi Tong, Ph.D. student, Department of Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, jitong@iastate.edu
Wendong Zhang, extension economist, wendongz@cornell.edu


Jingyi Tong

Ph.D. student, Department of Economics
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Iowa State University


Wendong Zhang

extension economist
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