Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
Around here, the going rental rate for agricultural property is negative... By that I mean that people pretty much have to pay to have a farmer take care of it for them. There is so much land that is a burden to the property owner. They wish someone/anyone would take care of it for them to relieve them of the burden. I turn down offers every year to take care of more rent-free land. Before I realized that the true rental cost of agricultural land in this area is zero, I was paying about $40 per acre per year. My grandmother for her land that I didn't farm was collecting about $50 per acre per year.
George Hayduke wrote:
I fenced my property with a 4' tall field fence with a strand of barbwire on the top.
I have three dogs, one of which is a certifiable 140 lb. bad ass. (Google fila brasileiro and check out the videos on Youtube.)
I post No Trespassing signs.
I put a few game cameras around the property that text me a photo whenever they detect a moving object.
On some weekends I engage in noisy target practice with guns.