Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

April 2006


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 04/26/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


In an earlier newsletter (March 15, 2006) steps were outlined for arriving at a crop share and cash rent. It was ‘argued’ that establishing the productivity of the rental property is fundamental. Once the size of the pie is determined, it can then be divided between the resources used to produce the crop. As illustrated in the March 15th newsletter, failure to value the contributions so they add up to the expected revenue will misrepresent the actual value of the contributions.