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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Oct 24, 2014 03:00 PM CDT

My inbox is filling with irate landowners who took offense at a column I wrote for the October issue of Progressive Farmer on "fat cat rents." Actually, the thrust of the article was that average and below-average rents weren't likely to budge in 2015, only the "fat cat," above-average leases like we've seen at those $400-to-$500/acre Iowa cash rent auctions a few years ago. My message must not have been clear, though, because the landowners' responses showed how sensitive this issue remains:

"So we FAT CAT landlords are supposed to adjust our cash rents to tenants, huh? Let me tell you ...

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