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 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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