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Changes in Pasture Rental Rates

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Changes in Pasture Rental Rates

David Widmar of Agricultural Economic Insights says that “2016 will be marked as the year cash rental rates began to decline at the national level.” But while that’s true at the national scale, he notes that “it’s important to keep in mind conditions often vary at the state and county levels.” He draws these insights from the […]

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Custom Grazing Rates and Contract Structuring

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  4 Comments

This is the second part in Meg’s series on Custom Grazing. Here’s the link to the first in the series. Contract Structuring The way I like to set up custom grazing contracts is this: the owner pays me per head per day for my labor. This is the income I get to keep on the […]

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Digging Into the Business of Custom Grazing

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  5 Comments

Meg is back with the first in a two-part series to help you get started in the custom grazing business.

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Leasing? Put It In Writing.

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  3 Comments

That’s what Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agriculture law specialist, says. “You never know what might happen between two folks with an oral lease, even if they are family or the best of friends,” she said. “Lease agreements certainly do not have to be lengthy and complex, but there are some terms you need to […]

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Getting Stuff for (Almost) Free With Non-Traditional Farm Business Ideas – Part 2

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Getting Stuff for (Almost) Free With Non-Traditional Farm Business Ideas – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of Meg’s series on non-traditional ways to make a farming/ranching operation successful. Today, she’s talking about (almost) free land.

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