Land Leases

Two farmers standing in front of grain bins shaking hands
When terminating an oral or "handshake" land lease in Nebraska, notice needs to be made by Sept. 1, preferably by Registred Mail™.

Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease August 23, 2018

When terminating an oral or "handshake" land lease in Nebraska, notice needs to be made by Sept. 1, preferably by Registered Mail™. Written leases are recommended in all circumstances to avoid misunderstandings or lease disputes.

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Landlord-Tenant Lease Workshops at 4 Panhandle Locations January 22, 2018

Developing win-win farm leases while maintaining positive relationships will be the focus of four Landlord-Tenant Lease Workshops being held in the Panhandle this winter. Learn the latest information on land values and cash rental rates, lease arrangements, and legal issues.

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Workshops on Ag Liens, Loans and Leases at 2 Sites this Month November 20, 2017

A new workshop — "Ag Liens, Loans, and Leases" — will be held at two sites in mid-December to help farmers assessing these aspects of their farm operation and management.

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Sample ag land lease

4 Ag Land Lease Workshops Scheduled October 23, 2017

The Ag Land Lease programs are designed to help landlords and tenants develop leases that work well for both parties. The program will cover: understanding the latest land values and cash rental rates, communication and information sharing between a tenant and landlord, common lease provisions, and lease termination, among other topics.

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Ag Land Management, Tenant/Landowner Workshops in Rushville, Sidney October 23, 2017

Anyone who owns farmland is welcome to participate in Ag Land Management, Tenant/Landowner Workshops in early November at Rushville and Sidney.

These free workshops provide information about leasing farmland, including current cash rental rates and common lease provisions. Locations, dates and registration information:

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Farmers shaking hands

Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease August 2, 2017

Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal or "handshake" agreements, the details of which may be remembered differently by both parties. This article addresses the deadline for giving termination notice for crop land leases (Sept. 1), how the requirements differ for crop and pasture lands, and links to sample written leases.

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cattle grazing on drought damaged-pasture
Drought can severely reduce the carrying capacity of a pasture, as shown in this 2012 Nebraska photo.

Plan for Drought When Negotiating Your Pasture Lease January 19, 2017

Do you rent pasture? What happens if drought develops this summer and lowers pasture production below expectations? Specifically, what does your pasture lease say about drought?

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Ag Land Lease Workshops Set for this Fall October 3, 2016

The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops will be offered across Nebraska this November and December. These workshops are designed to help landlords and tenants develop a lease that is right for both parties while maintaining positive farm leasing relations. Some sites will also feature extended workshops on flexible ag leases.

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