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Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:53 PM CDT

I've written several articles on producers going together in joint ventures, pooling arrangements, alliances and closed cooperatives. The last few years at executive farming events, more growers have been discussing the benefits of collaborative farming. Chris Barron of Carson and Barron Farms in Rowley, Iowa, and John Gladigau of Collaborative Farming Australia (CFA), are two notable examples.

All of the arrangements I am familiar with are structured somewhat differently. Some of these are essentially operating-entity partnerships where the senior partners rent their land to the operating entity, or the operating entity custom-farms the member's land.

Young farmers such as Barron ...

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