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Houston County land rent shows slight increase


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

Based on the results of the recently completed Houston County Land Rent Survey, farmland rent continued to increase. There were seventy usable surveys exactly the same as last year. However, there were considerable more acres this year with 7,241 compared to 4,935 acres of tillable crop land last year. I want to thank all those that responded to the flyer. Due to budget cuts at USDA, the Houston County FSA Office was unable to do the traditional newsletter mailing.

The range of survey responses for 2012, were from $50 to $375 /tillable acre. The 2012 average rent per tillable acre reported was $159.32 /acre, slightly lower than the 2012 projection of $162.45 in last year’s survey. The projection for 2013 is $173.75 /acre. No one projected a rental decrease.

While preparing for the Land Rent Workshops held last month I looked at average increase in Houston County land rent. From 2005-2007 the land rent basically had no change. The increases have been in the last five years, 2008 - 2012 Since 2008, the increase has averaged $11.88/acre/year or close to 10 percent. I question whether a 10 percent yearly increase is sustainable!

75 percent of those who filled out the survey form responded to the question, Operator or Landowner. Of those that did fill in that box, 83 percent were landowners.

I started breaking out the results by parcel size a few years ago. The survey showed parcels of less than 20 acres averaged $137.46 /acre, while those parcels from 20-79 acres in size averaged $169.81. It would appear small parcels are discounted $22/acre while the mid-size parcels were not discounted at all.

Other information gathered with the survey include: 24 percent rent from a family member, and averaged $142.29 /acre; 16 percent have other facilities such as grain bins or pole sheds included. Grain bins were the most common item mentioned.

When rental payments are made is also of interest. The most common remains a first half payment in the spring and the second half in the fall.

Completed responses included:

½ spring, ½ fall 73%

All fall 14%

All Spring 12%

Other Schedules 1%



2005-2013 Houston County Land Rental Survey Results

2005 Average Cash Rent Reported: $98.5 .....
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Fillmore land rent continues upward trend!

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

While preparing for the Land Rent Workshops held last month, I looked at average increase in Fillmore County land rent. From 1996-2007 the average increase was $2.69/ acre/year, or about the rate of inflation. Since 2008, the increase has averaged $ ..... 
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Cattle feeder day 2012

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Feeding and managing for efficiency in the feedlot while finishing cattle at heavier weights is the theme for the 2012 Cattle Feeder Day Program. As the US beef cow herd shrinks, and ..... 
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Ag business management web sites

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties While preparing for the recent Land Rent Workshops, I stumbled across a list of useful Ag Business Management websites that Regional Extension Educator Gary Hachfeld and I prepared many ..... 
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2012 U of MN Corn Trials available online

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Crops Liz Stahl and U of MN Extension Corn Agronomist Jeff Coulter have made the results of the 2012 University of Minnesota corn grain and ..... 
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Fillmore County Land Rent Survey

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Enclosed in this week’s Fillmore County Journal is the Fillmore County 2012-2013 Land Rental Survey. The more owners and operators that complete the survey the more confidence I have in the survey results. Survey forms can also be picked up at the ..... 
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The importance of cross bred beef cows

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties The production of crossbred calves yields advantages in both heterosis and the blending of desirable traits from two or more breeds. However, the largest economic benefit of crossbree ..... 
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Land Rent workshops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Three Land Rent Workshops have been scheduled for Houston, Fillmore, and Winona Counties. The first will be on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, at the Houston County Justice Center, ..... 
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Manure management and air quality education

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties A new Manure Management and Air Quality Education website has been launched. The new website provides educational materials, and current research from the University of Minnesota, in ..... 
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