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Visit the following links to assist with your farming operations.

Clermont County Land Cash Rental Rates
Updated 2015 - specific for Clermont County

Surveys of Cash Rental Rates

Ohio Farm Custom Rates
Farm work completed by others is often called "custom farm work" or more simply "custom work." A "custom rate" is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid by the custom work customer to the custom work provider. The custom work rates provided in this link are based upon a 2012 statewide survey conducted by OSU Extension.

Farm Income and Cost
The farm income and finances program measures, forecasts and explains indicators of economic performance for the U.S. farm sector and major crop and livestock farm groups. The program's analyses and data are used by USDA and other clients in both the public and private sector to form a perspective about the financial health of the U.S. agricultural economy.

Crop Insurance Calculator
A tool from the University of Illinois

Farm Income and Wealth Data
These are the latest data concerning USDA’s forecasts and estimates of farm income, including net value added, net cash income, cash receipts, government payments, farm production expenses, and the balance sheet. Forecasts are normally updated three times a year. The February release provides the first forecast for the current year and a revision of the prior year's forecast. The August release converts the prior year's farm income and balance sheet forecasts to estimates and adds State-level farm income estimates, revises previous years' estimates, and updates the current year's forecast. The November release updates the current year's forecast.

Cover Crop Information
A cover crop is planted primarily to manage soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem. This resource analyzes cover crops ideal for Southest Ohio. 

Farm Management Decision Tools

Click here to access the informational tools listed below: 

  • Flexible Cash Lease Calculator - Cash Lease with a Bonus Approach
  • Flexible Cash Lease Calculator - Net Return Approach
  • Flexible Cash Lease Calculator - Ratio Approach
  • Crop Share Calculator
  • Machinery Rental Rates Calculator

Ohio Crop Yields

General Land Rental Agreement Information

Sample Agreements and Other Information