In Iowa 95% of rented farmland is self-managed. In these times of volatile commodity markets, uncertain world economics and changing net farm returns it can be difficult to keep up with land values and cash rental rates for farmland. The farmland leasing business is becoming increasingly complex with cash rental rates escalating. New record keeping requirements coming from the USDA for all properties (not just livestock operations) in the future will add to your responsibilities as a landowner. Landowners need to be aware of this rapidly changing environment. Farming is not just a way of life, it is a business and as a landowner you need to understand the changes that are going on with the economics on the farm, the new technology that farmer’s use and the changes to USDA farm programs and government oversight on the farm.
US Farm Lease can help sort through all of the wild stories about farmland lease rates and help you do a comprehensive analysis of your farms production potential and determine a fair rental rate for your farm. We provide several services to help landowners and operators reach their goals. Your land and your situation are unique and we can provide assistance in finding the best management plan for your land, family and tenant.
The "This Land Is Your Land" Summer Landowner Conference is a great opportunity to find out more about today's land ownership issues. We hope to see you there!
We had our best turnout in 2012, there was a wide range of topics discussed at the conference, including a strong push concerning conservation and the affects it can have on your land if the correct practices are put in place. Attendees also heard presentations regarding Estate Issues, Leasing Update, Land Market and more. For highlights from the 2012 conference please see the video below!
Date: July 26, 2013
Venue: Meadows Event Center