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Crop Share Rental Arrangements for Your Farm

Cropland rental arrangements vary widely across localities and farming areas. This publication’s purpose is to help operators (lessee) and landowners (lessor) make sound decisions and develop equitable crop-share arrangements. Crop-share arrangements refer to a method of leasing crop land where the production (crop) is shared between the landowner and the operator. Other income items, such as government payments and crop residue, are also often shared as are some of the production expenses. The specific terms – the crop share percentage and which expenses are shared – will vary considerably across geographical regions and should be negotiated between the two parties.

North Central Farm Management Extension Committee
Lincoln, NE: North Central Risk Management Education Center
Page Numbers
Publication Date
December 01, 2011
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Beginning Farmers, Non Operating Landowners

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