Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics, September 1, 1999,


Copyright 1999 University of Nebraska.


In the February 24, 1999 issue of this newsletter, John Cole discussed the idea of flexible cash leasing and described some examples for adjusting cash rents. Several of us have continued to discuss the flexible cash lease and have further explored its application. Part of our interest in flexible cash leases has been due to the relatively infrequent rate at which cash rents are adjusted (an average of once every 5 years in Nebraska) and a shift that has been taking place from crop-share rents to fixed cash rent. Some of what we have discovered in looking more closely at flexible cash leasing is shared below.