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This fact sheet provides basic information about the elements of a good farm lease. It is one in a collection of fact sheets produced as part of American Farmland Trust's Farmland Advisors project...
This publication addresses farmland access, transfer, affordability and stewardship. It focuses on "non-ownership" tenure options and contains sample lease provisions with explanations, sample...
The tutorial was developed as part of a project called Understanding and Negotiating Leases for New England Farm Entrants. The goal of this tutorial is to introduce you to the benefits and challenges...
This guide is for landowners with properties that are—or could be made—available for farming. Offering your land to a farmer can be a win-win strategy if you do it in a well-planned fashion. Leasing...
Rental arrangements for cropland vary widely from one geographic area to another. What is desirable or equitable for one particular landowner/operator relationship is not acceptable for others. The...
Total farm business operating expenditures amounted to more than $187 billion in 2008. A recent ERS-supported study found that about half of all farm input and equipment expenditures were made...
This law establishes the standards by which an instutition is eligible for certification as a Connecticut Farm Fresh Market, Restaurant or School.
This article reviews farmer participation in the Federal crop insurance program, which has been promoted as a replacement for ad hoc disaster assistance. Despite increased participation in crop...
Several dairy issues that were unresolved in the 108th Congress are continuing as issues of interest in the 109th Congress. Separate bills were introduced in the 108th Congress to extend authority...
Communities across the United States are enjoying healthier food grown bylocal farmers; and farmers are reaping better returns and helping to revitalize rural and urban communities by selling close...
People are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. It is good for your local economy because buying directly from family farmers in your area helps them stay in business. And by buying local...
This statute exempts farming tools, machinery (value up to $100,000), certain greenhouses and farm products from property taxes. Towns may also allow an additional exemption from property tax for...

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