Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-161) 53 pp

August 2016

U.S. Farmland Ownership, Tenure, and Transfer

ERS examines U.S. farmland ownership and tenure, how land is acquired and transferred, the characteristics of land rental agreements, and landlord involvement in rented farmland operations.

See related Amber Waves article: Land Acquisition and Transfer in U.S. Agriculture

See Interactive Chart: Visualizing U.S. Farmland Ownership, Tenure, and Transition.

Keywords: Farmland ownership, landowner, landlord, tenant, rental agreement, non-operator, farmland transfer, farmland sales

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Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016

For more information contact: Daniel Bigelow, Allison Borchers, and Todd Hubbs