Pasture Rental Agreements

Many of the following factors affect the productivity of pasture:

    • Natural Soil Productivity
    • Types of Grass and Legumes
    • Amount and Types of Weed
    • Previous Fertility Practices
    • Stocking Rates
    • Source and Quality of Water
    • Conditions of Fences
This information was gathered from the document titled “Pasture Rental Arrangements for your Farm” by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee.

 Information on Determining Pasture Rental Arrangements and Creating Lease Agreements

The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee has created a document that can be used to determine the rental value of your pasture and to create a lease agreement.  A link for the document is below.

Pasture Rental Arrangements

Sauk County UW-Extension has created a Fact Sheet from the above publication. A link for the document is below.

Pasture Rental Arrangments Fact Sheet

The above Fact Sheet contains information concerning current Wisconsin rental values for cropland and sale values for agricultural land.  This information, as well as additional facts and figures, can be found in the following documents and links:

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services compiles yearly editions of the Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics bulletin.  Included in this bulletin are figures for Cropland Cash Rent Values (pg. 5), Agricultural Land Sales (pgs. 10-11), and Crop Prices, Yields, Production (pgs. 12-37), Livestock and Dairy Inventory, Prices, and Production (pg.38-59).

 For additional information and statistics related to Wisconsin Crops and Plants, Demographics, Economics and Prices, Environmental, Livestock and Animals, Charts and Maps, Research, Science, and Technology please click the following link for the Office of USDA NASS’s Wisconsin Field Office Homepage.

State law currently requires animal feeding operations to meet standards set by the Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter NR 243.  Information concerning animal units and animal unit equivalencies can be found in Sub-Chapter I, 243.06, pg. 309.

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