Apr 12, 2011
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Custom Farming Agreements 1

An alternative to leasing farmland is a custom farming agreement (CFA). In a typical CFA, the custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives the all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain....More
Apr 12, 2011
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People and Business Results

In a previous column, I mentioned that I asked a group of peak performing producers, “What is your biggest snafu?” Last time we discussed the importance of developing a board of advisors. Now let’s focus in on the people component....More
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