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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:49 AM CST

When farmers buy land, most are thinking it will be their factory for the rest of their careers. Six out of 10 intend for their family to own it from here to eternity, a January 2015 DTN reader poll found. Another 33% plan to own for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, business partners come and go, divorce happens, sometimes land must be sold to pay debts, estate taxes or settle with disgruntled off-farm heirs. Just try satisfying several dozen distant cousins who own interest in a farm run by another descendent they hardly know.

Most farmers plan to own land ...

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