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Farm Resource Guide Available

The 202 Farm Resource Guide is now available upon request from Minnesota Extension County offices across the state. This resource guide includes a wide variety of useful farm business management information including the following items:

  • Custom rates: What to charge for planting etc.
  • Average farmland rental rates by county: From two sources with projections for 2022.
  • Flexible Rental Agreements: Examples of how they work and how they have worked in past.
  • Lease forms for Cash Rent and Share Rent arrangements: Which you can fill in the blanks.
  • Farmland sales information for all counties in Minnesota: Lists current average ag sales.
  • Information on charges for custom feeding, commodity storage, leasing buildings and various bin rental rates: List various costs like leasing a dairy barn and machine storage. 
  • Current information on pasture rental rates, tree timber values: List pasture rates and timber sales.
  • Marketing information along with recent cost trends for Minnesota: Many charts are included.
  • Commodity price probabilities for corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay, straw, grass hay, hogs and cattle: Puts odds to getting break-even prices and tables show historic patterns.
  • Corn and soybean yields by county: USDA county yields used for calculating the farm bill payments.
  • Feedlot Rule Highlights: Information on Manure Agreement and Easements.
  • Manure Spreading Lease examples and Land Application Agreement: Forms included.

If you would like your own copy of the 2022 Resource Guide, contact David Bau at bauxx003@umn.edu or call 507-372-3900 ext. 3906. The Resource Guide is available in the following formats:

  • Email 
  • CD 
  • Hard copy

We hope you find the Resource Guide useful. Contact David Bau with comments and what you would like to see included in next year's Guide.

For farm business information, please visit the University of Minnesota Extension - Managing a Farm website.

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