Profits Lure Investors To Farmland In Arkansas

by George Waldon  on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 12:00 am  

“It’s an alignment-of-interests strategy,” Halderman said.

The lease rate and harvest split varies from farm to farm. Sometimes the lease is higher, and the split is lower.

“I’m hearing some cash rents of up to $350 an acre,” Glaub said. “Some of the top-producing farms are in that range. How long this will last, I don’t know.”

The savvy investors enhance their farm investment by making improvements to drainage, irrigation and more to help boost productivity.

“If you take care of your land, it will take care of you,” said Tommy Drew, who also is a landowner with interests in farms in Jackson, Lonoke, Prairie and Arkansas counties.



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