James Sayle 09/20/2012 @ 7:46am
I always find it amazing that articles like this rarely touch on the relationships and politics between neighboring farmers when land rental is involved. These articles make it sound as if you just blanket the area with phone calls and start building relationships. This is definitely part of the process, but not all of the process. I wish some of these farm publications would comment on how to proceed when almost every step a starting out or established farmer takes will take ground away from another farmer. It's part of the business I know. I see ground that I can farm better than the next guy, but at the end of the day I will still be a "Land Poacher" regardless of if I get the ground or not. These articles while helpful need to to address this vital issue - someone is most likely already farming the ground you want to farm and these are a few tips on how to deal with that.
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