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Leasing Pasture

 
Jeremey Weeks
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Location: Eastern Washington, 8 acres, h. zone 5b
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I'm looking at expanding my pastures. I'd like to lease neighboring land.

I've never leased pasture before.

I'm not planning on pasturing a cattle herd. I want to run chicken tractors and possibly turkeys. This means that I can't base the cost per head.

Any ideas?

I assume you pay a monthly fee for the months you use. Is this correct?

Thanks ahead of time!
 
Leon Elt
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Location: Central FL
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Local practices vary a great deal and usually everything is negotiable, so whatever you and the landowner can agree on. Around here it can be anything from free to $20/acre/year + fence maintenance, etc. Also, I assume the land owner will be interested in greenbelt exemption, so the lease probably will be for a year, not a few months.
 
Jeremey Weeks
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Thanks for the reply, Leon. This is going to be interesting because I don't believe anyone is leasing near me. I'm going to have to talk someone into it.
 
Leon Elt
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No problem. You may want to look into local greenbelt (aka ag classification for tax purposes) laws - if you could give the landowner that, you're halfway there.
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