2013 Farm Resource Guide Available

The annual Farm Resource Guide for 2013 is now available via the University of Minnesota Extension.

This comprehensive guide includes a variety of very useful farm business management information.The front of the Guide has the most frequently requested information on Custom Rates, Rental Rates for various ag commodity, forages, bins and buildings, Farmland Sales and Rents and Pasture rental rates. Marketing information included lists the cash price probabilities for cash corn and soybeans for Worthington, Minnesota, since 1974.

Information from the Southwest Farm Business Management Association includes trends in costs, family living and net worth changes. At the end of the Guide is a section on Feedlot Rule Highlights and information on Manure Agreement and Easements, including examples of Manure Spreading Lease and Land Application Agreement forms.

The Resource Guide is available for a small fee. Cost is $30 (base $25 fee plus postage and sales tax) for a hard copy. If you would prefer to purchase a CD or receive an e-mail version, cost is $28.50 for a CD with e-mail versions at $26.73. There are interactive lease forms for Cash Rent and Share Rent arrangements if you order a compact disc or e-mail version, with flexible rental arrangement information.

Should you be interested in a copy of the 2013 Farm Resource Guide, call David Bau at 507-372-3900 x 3906 and specify your preferred format. You may also stop at your local University of Minnesota Extension County office and request a copy in person.


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