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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Jul 9, 2007 05:16 PM CDT

What's a fair cash rent when inputs are inflating and corn markets are reeling from Ethanol-a-Palooza? Adam Erwin, a pen name for a real Midwest corn and soybean grower who farms more than 9,000 acres, is this week's guest moderator on DTN's Minding Ag's Business discussion on cash rent strategies for 2008. He uses a pseudonym to protect his landlord and supplier relationships, along with the farmer friends he occasionally ribs.

As you will discover, Adam minces no words about the angst growers feel about absorbing higher input and machinery costs on top of escalating cash rents. By some counts, ...

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