Cash Rent Reset - 2
Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:03 AM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Defining a fair rent is likely to get a little tricky this fall. Landowners read the headlines, "Cash rents have to come down" for farmers to survive. "But my landowning clients ask what about equipment costs, family living expenses and crop inputs?" said Dale Aupperle with Heartland Ag Group in Forsyth, Illinois. "They don't want to be the only ones taking a hit."

Therein lies the conflict. For the farm operator, negotiated cash rents may be the simplest way to reduce costs for 2016. It's much harder to negotiate lower fertilizer and seed bills and remain ...

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