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Anyone know of the going rate that farmable land (100 acres) goes for in Union and surrounding counties. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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I had an FSA trainee doing a study of farm rents in Montour County. He said the average he had seen so far was about $50.00/acre. I would think that would be in the ballpark.
 

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Its amazing people would pay those prices for PA hunting!! Why not hunt public land which is almost as good and spend the money for the lease on a few hunts for any big game critter you like!!
 

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I am looking to lease to a farmer for his crops, not hunting. It's in the Lewisburg area. Could sell it tomorrow for development but would like to make some money on my own or lease to a farmer. Any thoughts on a profitable venture for the farm anyone. Thanks
 

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Corn is doing well.
You can have them come in and Notill plant it.
They charge by the acre.
All you have to do is have the seed, fertilizer and roundup waiting for them...
 

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Cash rent is by far the simplest. You may find a farmer willing to go 50/50 (cost and profit split), you stand to make more in a 50/50 but you also can loose.

Part of it's worth depends on how many fields make up that 100 acres and ease of access for equipment.
 

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If you have the ability to plant, harvest, and deliver corn? If so, plant every inch of land that you have with corn and you will have no issues selling it. Obviously its going to not only take physical work but work looking to sell and work figuring out how to transport. I know of a farmer that was offered $0.30 more per bushule for the going rate for ALL of his corn. That might not seem like a lot but look at it this way...your getting more then the going rate and your guarenteed to sell it all to 1 person. No picking it and drying it and waiting till people want a ton here and a ton there.

Edit:I didnt see you only had 100ac. Best bet is probably to lease it out. Dont think your going to become rich off 100ac
 

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171farm said:
Edit:I didnt see you only had 100ac. Best bet is probably to lease it out. Dont think your going to become rich off 100ac
Was offered 1.5 mil. for it from a developer, if it was about getting rich I would have sold it then. Hard work is what my life has always been about. Just looking to keep it active and profitable. Thanks
 

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Well of course if you are getting an offer like that for development. However, I meant buy planting the corn and selling it. You will make money dont get me wrong
 

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Sell it and by a 1000 ac farm. FSA can tell you what the soil rental rates are for your farm. That is the rate you would get if you enrolled it in a government program. More often than not you will get far less from a private farmer. Some areas have a HIGH demand for tillable acres, other areas have no demand.
 
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