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Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices, 2017

File C2-15
Updated July, 2018

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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.


Wendong Zhang, extension economist, 515-294-2536, wdzhang@iastate.edu
Alejandro Plastina, extension economist, 515-294-6160, plastina@iastate.edu
Wendiam Sawadgo, graduate research assistant