FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:48 AM CDT


Fat-Cat Rents Most Vulnerable

Former Purdue University economist Brent Gloy is weighing in on any potential cash rent crash for 2015. Since he headed back to his western Nebraska home farm this spring, he's become an academic with real skin in the game, so to speak. He emailed me to share his analysis showing that statewide-average cash rents rarely slide much in any given year. It's those cut-throat, top-of-market leases bid up at cash corn's $6.89 season-average peak in 2012 that stand to see the biggest adjustments.

(Of course everyone's ability to pay is drastically reduced under all scenarios the ...

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