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Re-Assess Your Farm Crop Share Lease

Re-Assess Your Farm Crop Share Lease

Balance revenue, costs and risks with this handy spreadsheet.

Farm cash rental rates exploded higher the past few years with strong grain prices, but recent price volatility has some producers looking to share the risk with land owners once again. The University of Missouri has a spreadsheet that allows producers to openly assess and communicate with landlords what would be a fair sharing of costs, risk and revenue for finalizing this year’s crop-share agreement. The spreadsheet allows you to determine which inputs the landowner will share and which you will be responsible to cover yourself.

We’re featuring the spreadsheet as our Farm Futures Spreadsheet of the Month. The 39 kilobyte spreadsheet should work with Excel 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010 or Excel XP. You can download it by clicking on on the link below.

Do you have a spreadsheet that’s made a difference on your operation that you’d be willing to share with other readers? Drop us a line at with a description of the spreadsheet. We’ll pay $75 if we feature your farmer-written non-commercial program as our Spreadsheet of the Month.

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