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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jul 22, 2014 04:53 PM CDT


Why Rents May Be Slow to Tumble

On yesterday's blog I made the case that something had to give on cash rents for 2015. Farmers know that futures prices have tumbled 20% on Dec 2014 corn contracts since May, and prospects for 2015 prices don’t look much better. On the other hand, DTN's Elizabeth Williams interviewed farm managers, lenders and consultants at several Midwest farm meetings last week and many of them expect only modest adjustments for the year ahead. Here's why:

"Rents in our area (central and southern Colorado) won't be going down next year. We're finally getting ...

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