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Cash Rent Surveys

Land rents vary based on soil productivity, whether it is eligible for federal farm programs, historical yield average, and local competition between potential renters.

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Colorado

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  • Crop Share Lease Agreements (Colorado State Univ.)
  • Fixed-Cash Crop Lease Agreements (Colorado State Univ.)
  • Flexible-Cash Crop Lease Agreements (Colorado State Univ.)

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Florida

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St. Johns Water Management District
7/18/12 - Current cattle grazing lease rates for Alacha, Brevard, Clay, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Seminole and Volusia counties.

South Florida Water Management District searchable database of leased lands.
Database enables users to find a variety of information about each property, including the lessee's name, the lease amount, the size of the property and the term of the lease. Includes leases for citrus, grazing, rock mining, row crops and sugar cane in the following counties: Broward, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie.For each entry, a Google Earth map is available that pinpoints the location of the property.

  • Database Instructions [PDF]
  • Searchable Leased Lands Database - To see ALL land leases input the % (percent symbol) in the “Find a Lease” box and press the Enter key or search icon.

 

Division of State Lands Leases:

Sugarcane Management Agreement-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida; PRIDE
Lessee: United State Sugar Corp.
Acres: 3,858
Term:  10 years 1/1/03-12/31/12
Link to Management Agreement

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida.
Lessee: Vandergrift-Williams Farms Inc.
Term: 20 years 4/1995-4/2015
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Vandergrift-Williams Farms Inc.
Term: 6 years, 7 months 10/1988-10/1995
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: New Hope Sugar Company (Okeelanta)
Term: 20 years 4/1995 – 4/2015
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Okeelanta Corp.
Term: 20 years 10/1995 – 10/2015
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Cloister Farms Inc. (Okeelanta)
Term: 20 years 4/1995 – 4/2015
Link to Lease

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St. Johns Water Management District
7/18/12 - Current cattle grazing lease rates for Alacha, Brevard, Clay, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Seminole and Volusia counties.

South Florida Water Management District searchable database of leased lands.
Database enables users to find a variety of information about each property, including the lessee's name, the lease amount, the size of the property and the term of the lease. Includes leases for citrus, grazing, rock mining, row crops and sugar cane in the following counties: Broward, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie. For each entry, a Google Earth map is available that pinpoints the location of the property.

Division of State Lands Leases:

Sugarcane Management Agreement-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida; PRIDE
Lessee: United State Sugar Corp.
Acres: 3,858
Term:  10 years 1/1/03-12/31/12
Link to Management Agreement

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Vandergrift-Williams Farms Inc.
Term: 20 years 4/1995-4/2015
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Vandergrift-Williams Farms Inc.
Term: 6 years, 7 months 10/1988-10/1995
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: New Hope Sugar Company (Okeelanta)
Term: 20 years 4/1995 – 4/2015
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Okeelanta Corp.
Term: 20 years 10/1995 – 10/2015
Link to Lease

Sugarcane Lease-Palm Beach County
Lessor: Internal Improvement Trust, State of Florida
Lessee: Cloister Farms Inc. (Okeelanta)
Term: 20 years 4/1995 – 4/2015
Link to Lease

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Georgia

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  • Cash Rents Paid for Georgia Farmland in 2010 (Univ. of Georgia)
  • Cash Rents Paid for Georgia Farmland in 2007 (Univ. of Georgia)
  • Cash Rents Paid for Georgia Farmland in 2004 (Univ. of Georgia)
  • What Can You Pay or Charge for Land Rent? 12/02 (Univ. of Georgia)
  • Cash Rent Lease Agreement (Univ. of Georgia)

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Illinois

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  • 2011 Mid-Year Cash Rent Survey 8/11 (Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers)
  • Cash Rents in Illinois 2008-2010 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • County Cash Rents in 2009 4/10 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Illinois Cash Rent Index 2010 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • 2012 Sample Flexible Lease Based on Expected County Revenue used by Univ. of Illinois Endowment Farms 9/11 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Equivalent Cash Rent Based on Landlord’s Crop-Share Data—1995 to 2009 9/10 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Landlord’s net returns from Illinois farmland, 1999 – 2008 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Leasing Fact Sheets (Univ. of Illinois)
  • One Variable Cash Rent Option 8/08 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Flexible Cash Leases Based on Crop Insurance Parameters 8/07 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Illinois Cash Farm Lease Form - fillable PDF (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Crop Share Lease Form - fillable PDF (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Pasture Lease Form - fillable Word file (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Are Cash Rents Too High? 8/06 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Notice to Terminate Farm Lease 6/06 (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Illinois Landlord's Lien 9/02 (Univ. of Illinois)

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Indiana

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  • Purdue leasing resource links
  • 2012 Survey of farmland values and cash rents 2/12 (Indiana Chapter of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers)
  • 2011 Purdue Farmland Value & Cash Rent Survey 8/11 (Purdue Univ.)
  • 2010 Purdue Farmland Value & Cash Rent Survey 8/10 (Purdue Univ.)
  • 2008 Average estimated cash rent/acre 8/08 (Purdue Univ.)
  • Considerations when updating an Indiana farm lease 10/06 (Purdue Univ.)
  • 2006 Average estimated cash rent/acre 6/07 (Purdue Univ.)
  • Lease Comparison Analysis Tools (Purdue Univ.)
  • Comparing Alternative Indiana Farmland Leases, 6/2005 (Purdue Univ.)
  • Landlord Knowledge of Farmland Leasing: Do you need a Farm Manager? [Pg. 11] 8/2004 (Purdue Univ.)
  • Legal Aspects of Indiana Farmland Leases and Federal Tax Considerations (Purdue Univ.)

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Iowa

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  • Iowa farm lease resources (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2014 Cash Rental Rate Survey 4/14 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Computing a cropland cash rental rate 2/14 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Flexible Farm Lease Agreements 2/14 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2013 Cash Rental Rate Survey 4/13 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2012 Farm Leasing Arrangements booklet 7/12 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Southwest and South-Central Iowa Farmland Leasing Newsletter (Iowa State Univ)
  • Historic county-level cropland cash rental rates 6/10 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2011 Cash Rental Rate Survey (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Crop share leasing provisons-2008 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Lease supplement for investing in improvements on a rented farm—Iowa State Univ.
  • Lease supplement for obtaining conservation practices & controlling soil loss—Iowa State Univ.
  • Computing a Pasture Rental Rate 7/09 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2008 Farm Building Rental Rate Survey 9/08 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2008 Cash Rental Rate Survey (Iowa State Univ.)
  • How to compute a cropland cash rental rate 8/07 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Cash Rent Estimator spreadsheet for corn/soybean land 7/07 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • 2007 Cash Rental Rate Survey (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Estimating Cash Rental Rates for Farmland 7/05 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Iowa Farmland Purchase Analysis Excel spreadsheet Updated 6/05 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Historic County Cropland Rental Rates 4/05 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Crop-Share Leasing Provisions - PDF 1/05 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Greene County, Iowa Cash Rental Trends 2004 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Improving Your Farm Lease Contract, 6/03 (Iowa State Univ.)
  • Farmland Leases (Iowa State Univ.)

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Kansas

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  • Land Rental Rates Archive (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Projected Pasture Rental Rates for 2011 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Determining Pasture Rents in the Flint Hills of Kansas 11/10 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • 2010 Land Values and Cash Rents at the County Level 9/10 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • 2008 Irrigated Crop-Share Leasing Arrangements (Kansas State Univ.)
  • 2008 Bluestem Pasture Report (Kansas Agricultural Statistics)
  • 2007 Bluestem Pasture Report (Kansas Agricultural Statistics)
  • 2009 Kansas County-Level Land Values & Cash Rents 9/09 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • 2008 Kansas County-Level Land Values & Cash Rents 8/08 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Pasture Leasing Arrangements in Kansas 9/07 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Ethics of Renting Agricultural Land 9/06 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Hunting Leases in Kansas (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Hunting Lease Example 2/04 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • 2003 Land Values and Cash Rents at the County Level 8/03 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Leasing Cropground 2003 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Grazing Leases 2003 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Landowner vs. Tennant: Why are Land Rents so High?- Aug. 2002 (Kansas State Univ.)
  • Determining Cropland Cash Rental Arrangements 2/99 (Kansas State Univ.)

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Minnesota

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  • 2014 Cash Rent & Land Value Outlook 12/13 (Minn. Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers)
  • 2013 Cash Rent & Land Value Outlook 2/21/13 (Minn. Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers)
  • 2012 Cash Rent & Land Value Outlook 2/21/12 (Minn. Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers)
  • 2011 Minn. & North Dakota Land Value and Cash Rents Survey 1/2012 (North Dakota Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers)
  • 2010 Houston County Land Rent Survey 12/27/10 (Jerrold Tesmer, Univ. of Minn Extension)
  • 2010 Houston County Township Level Rent Survey (Jerrold Tesmer, Univ. of Minn Extension)
  • 2010 Fillmore County Land Rent Survey 3/14/11 (Jerrold Tesmer, Univ. of Minn Extension)
  • 2010 Fillmore County Township Level Rent Survey (Jerrold Tesmer, Univ. of Minn Extension) 
  • 2010 Cropland Rental Rates for Minnesota Counties 6/10 (Univ. of Minn.) 
  • 2010 Fillmore County Land Rent Survey (Univ. of Minn.) 
  • 2009 Cropland Rental Rates for Minnesota Counties 6/10 (Univ. of Minn.)
  • 2009 Fillmore/Houston Counties Spring Land Rent Survey 5/09 (Univ. of Minn.) 
  • 2008 Cropland Rental Rates for Minnesota Counties 7/09 (Univ. of Minn.)

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Missouri

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  • 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri 8/11 (Univ. of Missouri)
  • 2008 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri 10/08 (Univ. of Missouri)
  • 2006 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri (Univ. of Missouri)

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Mississippi

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  • 2007-2008 Rental Rates (Miss. State Univ.)

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Nebraska

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  • 2011-2010 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights 6/11 (Univ. of Neb.)
  • Cash Leasing with Integrity 3/11 (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2010 Lease Calculator (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2009-2008 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments Report (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2008-2009 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments Report (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2007-2008 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments Report (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2006-2007 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Developments Report (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2007 Cash Rental Rates—preliminary (Univ. of Neb.)
  • 2007 Lease Calculator (Univ. of Neb.)
  • Crop Rental Rates 2006 (Univ. of Neb.)

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North Dakota

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  • Land values and county rents (North Dakota Agricultural Statistics)
  • 2012 County Rents & Land Values 3/12 (North Dakota Agricultural Statistics)
  • 2011 North Dakota & Minn. Land Value and Cash Rents Survey 1/2012 (North Dakota Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers)
  • 2011 County rents & values 4/11 (North Dakota Agricultural Statistics)
  • 2010 County rents & values 4/10 (North Dakota Agricultural Statistics)
  • 2009 County rents & values 3/09 (North Dakota Agricultural Statistics)

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Ohio

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  • Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2012-13 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2010-11 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • 2010 County Cash Rent Estimates (USDA) 
  • 2009 Cash Rents and Cropland Values (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Cropland Values & Cash Rents 2006-2007 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • 2006 Agricultural Land Cash Rents in Clark County, Ohio (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Ohio Cash Rents, 2005 (Ohio Agricultural Statistics)
  • Farm Rental Agreement Guidelines, 8/04 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Ohio Farm Real Estate Markets, 2003 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Rental Premiums for Share vs. Cash Leases, 2002 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Precision Farming and Land Leasing Practices, 10/01 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Flexible-Cash Rents for Farmland, 1998 (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Farm Rental Agreement Checklist (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Managing Landlord-Tenant Relationships: A Strategic Perspective (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Crop Share Leasing in Ohio (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Tax Issues for Farm Rental Agreements (Ohio State Univ.)

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Oklahoma

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  • Developing Cash Lease Agreements for Farmland 8/09 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Developing Share Lease Agreements for Farmland 9/09 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Okla. Cropland Rental Rates: 2008-2009 6/09 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Okla. Pasture Rental Rates: 2008-2009 6/09 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Tax Aspects of Leasing 10/08 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Cash Lease Guide 5/07 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Share Lease Guilde 5/07 (Okla. State. Univ.)
  • Cropland Rental Rates: 2006-2007 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Pasture Rental Rates: 2006-2007 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Developing Share Lease Agreements for Farmland 1/07 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Developing Cash Lease Agreements for Farmland 1/07 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Stock Lease Agreements 11/05 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Negotiation Strategies, 12/04 (Okla. State Univ.)
  • Tax Consequences Cash vs. Crop Share Lease 12/04 (Okla. State Univ.)

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South Dakota

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  • 1991-2011 Agricultural Land Market Trends 6/11 (SDSU)
  • 2009 County Level Cash Rents (USDA)
  • 1991-2009 Agricultural Land Market Trends 6/09 (SDSU)
  • 1991-2008 Agricultural Land Market Trends (SDSU)
  • 2007 Agricultural Land Rental Market 7/07 (SDSU)
  • 2007 South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends (SDSU)

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Virginia

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  • 2011 Land Rental Guide for the Shenandoah Valley (Virginia Tech)
  • 2010 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates
  • Long-Term Lease Agreements Can Be Good for Both Landowner and Farmer 12/10 (Virginia Tech)
  • 2009 NASS Cropland and Pastureland Rental Rates
  • Renting Farm Land 4/09 (Virginia Tech)
  • 2009 Land Rental Guide for the Shenandoah Valley (Virginia Tech)
  • 2005 Land Lease Survey Report for Southwest Virginia (Virginia Tech)
  • 2005 Northern District Farmland Leasing Survey, 6/05 (Virginia Tech)

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Washington

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  • Analyzing Dryland Crop Leases (Washington State Univ.)

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Wisconsin

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  • 2012-11 St. Croix County Cropland Rent Survey (UW Extension)
  • 2012 Pierce County Farmland Cash Rent Study (UW Extension)
  • 2012 Polk County Farmland Cash Rent Study (UW Extension)
  • 2011 Western WI Rental Survey Summary (UW Extension)
  • 2011-10 St. Croix County Cropland Rent Survey (UW Extension)
  • 2011-10 Dunn County Cash Rental Survey (UW Extension)
  • 2011 Eau Claire County Cash Rental Survey Results (UW Extension)
  • 2011 Pierce County Farmland Cash Rent Study (UW Extension)
  • Recent Trends In Farm Land Values and Rents 1-13-2011 (UW Extension)
  • Farm Leasing Systems in Wisconsin - Research Bulletin 47 October 1920 (Univ. of Wis.)

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Mid-West Plan Service

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University-based publishing cooperative of 12 North Central region land-grant universities (North Dakota State Univ., Univ. of Wisconsin, Kansas State Univ., Oklahoma State Univ., Univ. of Minn., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue Univ., Ohio State Univ., Univ. of Illinois, South Dakota State Univ., Iowa State Univ., Univ. of Missouri) and USDA. The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee is comprised of Extension educators from the North Central Region of the United States. AgLease101.org was created by university economists and attorneys.

  • Ag Lease 101 Website - Includes multi-state materials to help landowners and tenants discuss and resolve issues to avoid legal risk. The website also guides landowners and operators towards informed and equitable lease decisions.
  • Free lease publications, lease forms and worksheets - North Central Farm Management Extension Committee
  • Farm Rental Agreement Series $ - North Central Farm Management Extension Committee

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University-based publishing cooperative of 12 North Central region land-grant universities (North Dakota State Univ., Univ. of Wisconsin, Kansas State Univ., Oklahoma State Univ., Univ. of Minn., Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue Univ., Ohio State Univ., Univ. of Illinois, South Dakota State Univ., Iowa State Univ., Univ. of Missouri) and USDA. The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee is comprised of Extension educators from the North Central Region of the United States. AgLease101.org was created by university economists and attorneys.

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U.S. Summary Rent Data

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  • 2011 Cropland Cash Rents Up 8.8% (USDA-NASS)
  • 2009 Cropland Cash Rents Up 5% (USDA-NASS) 
  • 2007 Cropland Cash Rents Up 6.9% (USDA-NASS)

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Canada

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  • Establishing a farmland cash rental rate (Allyn Tastad, Hounjet Tastad, Saskatoon)
  • Crop and pastureland lease and rental rates in Alberta (Govt. of Alberta)

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United Kingdom

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  • Farm Rents 2010 - England 2/16/12 (National Statistics, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Farm Rents 2009 - England,  2/24/11 (National Statistics, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Farm rents - historical data (National Statistics, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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