The Farm Resource Guide for 2021 is now available at many University of Minnesota Extension county offices across the state. The 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 2021.
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.
It is available for a fee plus sales tax and postage, if mailed. Order from Dave Bau, Extension Educator, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 507-372-3900 ext. 3906 and specify format. E-mail are $25; CD are $29; print copy are $31.
For more farm business information, please see the University of Minnesota Extension website: https://extension.umn.edu/managing-farm.