Farmland Leasing in New Jersey: A Guide for Landowners and Farmers – This guide is intended to help answer questions that landowners and farmers may have when renting. How long should the rental last? What are the provisions that should be included? What should be the rental price? What are the motivations and interests of the other party? With information from discussions with New Jersey landowners and farmers and research on leasing guides from other countries, “Leasing in New Jersey” contains sections on entering, creating and maintaining your lease, model rental, rental profiles and additional resources. To request a printed copy, contact CDIC at sadc@ag.state.nj.us or (609) 984-2504 and we will send you a copy. Leasing Planning Worksheets – The SADC in collaboration with NOFA-NJ has developed two leasing sheets to accompany the “Leasing Farmland in New Jersey” guide. The worksheets are designed to help landowners and farmers clarify their goals and needs, assess potential opportunities and plan a lease. Farmland ConneCTions – Guide for Connecticut Towns, Institutions, and Land Trusts Using or Farm Farmland – Developed by UCONN Cooperative Extension and the American Farmland Trust, this leasing guide focuses on supporting public institutions and land trusts that provide their land to agriculture. The guide contains an in-depth discussion of the important elements of a lease agreement, as well as certain farm profiles and leases. Owners should also feel safe when it comes to receiving payment. Owners should be aware that there are a number of risk management programs for farmers that help them cover costs during low-income years. In 2005, each crop farmer insured by the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, which could not be sown due to excess moisture, received $50 per hectare for this unsaturated land. Canada`s farm income stabilization program was also available to cope with declining margins. Both programs are available to farmers, not landowners.

What for? Because the landowner has a safe fixed return. No risk, no revenue from the risk management program. The examples of 2005 and 2008 showed us two extremes. The basic design of a cash lease is that the agreed price for the use of the land is paid. Conditions such as weather and grain prices are generally omitted from the cash lease. In this way, the farmer takes a higher risk and expects a great reward, and the landowner has secured a solid return for his assets, regardless of the markets or growing conditions. A New Lease on Farmland: Assuring a Future for Farming in the Northeast – An essay by E. F. Schumacher with a section that discusses leasing considerations. Recent fluctuations in crop and input prices have been unusual, as have the latest extremes in weather conditions. When these factors cause fluctuations in farm income, ambiguity begins to appear in incontribution contracts that are incomplete, unclear or unwritten.

Farm Commons – Legal resources by theme, including leasing and land Without the stability of a long-term lease, his children`s chances of returning to the farm have diminished. Compare your own land with leased land. A farmer who has a mortgage on purchased land makes payments each year. The mortgage is a contract and cannot change due to low prices or bad weather. A cash lease should be equal.