Land Leases

Corn field
Land Management Quarterly, presented by the Center for Ag Profitability, is free to attend and recorded for on-demand viewing. Watch previous recordings here.

UNL Ag Land Management Webinar to Offer Updates on Cash Rents, Farm Programs, Leasing

November 14, 2023
The final Land Management Quarterly webinar for 2023 will cover recent findings from the USDA NASS county-level cash rent survey and trends in farm programs influencing operations across the state.

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Cattle at feed troughs
All workshops during Ag SmartMoney Week are free to attend, but registration is encouraged. See details below.

‘Ag SmartMoney Week’ Offers Free Webinars, Workshops for Ag Producers to Improve Management Skills

November 2, 2023
The series will include three in-person workshops and seven webinars covering topics related to risk management, estate and transition planning, land leasing and rental rates, human resources and technology.

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'So You've Inherited a Farm ... Now What?' Workshops Scheduled

October 27, 2023
The free workshops will review current trends in land values and cash rents, land transition strategies, lease provisions, legal considerations, managing communication and expectations among family members, and creating estate plans.

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The Nov. 20 workshop for producers to learn more about 2023 cash rental rates and land values is free to attend. See registration info below. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)

Farmland, Pasture Leasing Workshop Nov. 20 in Kimball

October 18, 2023
The workshop will cover current Nebraska cash rental rates and land values, crop-share arrangements, terminating verbal leases, and other contract considerations.

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Cattle in pasture
Nebraska ranks fifth in the U.S. for rising farm real estate and third for rising cropland value in 2023. (Center for Ag Profitability/Real Ag Stock image)

USDA Reports on 2023 Nebraska Land Values and County-level Cash Rent Estimates

October 18, 2023
According to USDA estimates, Kansas, New Jersey and Nebraska have experienced the highest increases in U.S. cropland value this year.

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Hunter with German shorthaired pointers in field
In crop and pasture land leases, hunting rights default to the tenant unless otherwise stipulated in a verbal or written agreement.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Hunting Rights with Land Leases, Fall Thistle Control

October 3, 2023
A look at landlord and tenant hunting rights in land leases, and tips on managing pasture thistles this fall.

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Cattle grazing corn residue
When it comes to stalks residue, grain sorghum stover will retain nutrient grazing value longer than corn, so prioritize grazing corn residue first to achieve optimum nutrition.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Lease Agreement Conditions, Grazing Drought-stressed Crop Residue

September 27, 2023
Extension educators review important factors to consider when entering a land lease agreement, overgrazing pastures in preparation for interseeding legumes, and using drought-stressed crop residue as a feed source.

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Farmers in field
Regardless of the type of lease — written, verbal, or even multiple year — the landlord should have clear communication with the tenant. You can avoid any miscommunication or pitfalls by sending a termination notice before Sept. 1, even for written leases.

Terminating a Verbal Farmland Lease in Nebraska

August 10, 2023
The most common legal issue associated with verbal farm leases is how a lease may legally be terminated. In this article, Nebraska Extension shares recommendations and deadlines for clearly communicating lease changes or termination.

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