Submitted to: No Till Farmer
Publication Type: Popular publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/27/2007
Publication Date: 7/2/2007
Citation: Palic, D.B., Dunn, G.H., Vigil, M.F., Burgener, P.A. 2007. Fine Tuning Your Lease. No Till Farmer. Volume 36, No. 7, pp14-15, July 2007. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: What is the optimum lease arrangement for the no-till farmer? No-till farmers will many times have more "up front" chemical input costs than a conventional till farmer. Do these differences warrant a different lease arrangement? An easy to use spreadsheet tool was developed to enable a farmer to quickly and easily look at the best lease arrangement for their operation. iFEAT (iFARM Economic Analysis Tool) is a part of a suite of tools being developed by the USDA-ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colorado as part of its iFARM research project. Both the tenant and landlord can use iFEAT to negotiate and find an optimum and amicable lease arrangement.