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2017 Farm Resource Guide is now available

The Farm Resource Guide for 2017 is now available upon request at many University of Minnesota Extension county offices across the state. This resource guide includes a variety of useful farm business management information including the following items:

• Custom rates.

• Average farmland rental rates by county.

• Flexible Rental Agreements.

• Lease forms for Cash Rent and Share Rent arrangements.

• Farmland sales information for all counties in Minnesota.

• Information on charges for custom feeding, commodity storage, leasing buildings and various bin rental rates.

• Current information on pasture rental rates, tree timber values.

• Marketing information along with recent cost trends for Minnesota.

• Commodity price probabilities for corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay, straw, grass hay, hogs and cattle.

• Corn and soybean yields by county.

• Feedlot Rule Highlights and information on Manure Agreement and Easements.

• Examples of Manure Spreading Lease and Land Application Agreement forms.

The Resource Guide is available for a $25 fee plus postage and sales tax. The Resource Guide is available in multiple formats: email for $25; CD for $28.50; or hard copy for $30.

To purchase a copy of the Farm Resource Guide, email or call (507) 372-3900, ext. 3906, and indicate the desired format. Materials and an invoice will be sent out as soon as possible.

For more farm business information, visit the University of Minnesota Extension website at