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Farmland Values and Rents

Land Value Index
The index shows how average farmland values in Illinois have changed over time. The index gives values for the beginning of each year. The latest index value is for January 1, 2004.

Cash Rents in Illinois
Shows cash rent estimates from Illinois Farm Business Farm Management and a survey conducted by University of Illinois-Extension.

Share Rent Characteristics
These publications show how share rent terms vary across the state.

 

Farmland FAST Tools (Excel Spreadsheets)
Farm Analysis Solution Tools (FAST) are a series of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets designed to aid farmers in their decision-making. The following toos deal with farmland or rents.

The Farm Rent Evaluator compares the risks and returns from alternative lease types. Click here for a description of the program (pdf) or here to download the program.

The Farmland Lease Analysis tool calculates the revenues, costs, and returns for share rent, cash rent, and dry bushel leases. Click here for a description of the program (pdf) or here to download the program.

The Illinois Farmland Sales Database tool shows farmland sales data from 1979 through 2000. Click here for a description of the program (pdf) or here to download the program.

 

Leasing Fact Sheets
The following covers basic terms of leases.

Description
PDF  
Overview 25K
Your Lease Arrangement 27K
Crop Share Leases
Cash Leases
Determining Cash Rents
Adjusting Cash Rents 14K
Leases and no-till 14K
Insurance and Social Security 16K
Leasing Pasture Land 13K
Custom Farming Arrangements 21K
Cash Rent per Bushel 138K
Cash Rent per Acre 138K
Farmland User Statistics 139K
Cash Rents in Illinois 139K
 

Lease Forms (Cash and Crop Share)
These forms can be used to contract between a tenant and landlord.



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