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Xuan Xuan Xu

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Thesis - University Access Only

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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First Advisor

Larry Janssen


Leasing of farmland is a very important component of resource control in the agricultural economy in South Dakota. In 1997, almost one half of agricultural land was leased in the cropland intensive regions of eastern South Dakota. Statewide, an estimated 38 percent of total land in farms was leased. Based on data completed by 513 respondents of the 1996 South Dakota Farmland Rental Survey, this research was done to examine some key characteristics of farmland leasing markets and of participants in those markets. Since almost all of the lease arrangements in South Dakota were crop share leases or cash leases, detailed characteristics of crop share leases and cash leases were discussed. Moreover, this study developed a contribution approach model to examine the efficiency and equity of crop share lease arrangements in South Dakota.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Farm rents -- South Dakota
Farm tenancy -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota
Leases -- South Dakota




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