April and May are the months to negotiate rental agreements. This year with the pleasant situation that prices for grains are on the highest level since several years. Most rental contracts are set in kg of soybeans per hectare. For example, crop fields where the rental price is 900 kg of soybean per hectare. A year ago, the price was 320 USD per ton and today the price is 557 USD per ton. That means a year ago 900 kg x 0,32 = 288 USD per hectare and this year 900 kg x 0.557 = 501 USD per hectare. A more than significant increase in rental income for landowners.
We can advise landowners on different ways to set up rental agreements in order to improve the return on investment.