01-08-2014 00:14 AM | USA

Rental farmland becoming the new norm

Iowa is home to more than 90,000 farms, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture. With those farms comes just over 30 million acres of crops, where a trend is becoming more and more prevalent. Much of that farmland is being rented out.

“I’m too old to farm it myself,” says former farmer, Jim Thedens from Ventura.

He has put in his hours behind the tractor wheel, but now he is just a farmer at heart. He’s not ready to let go of his farmland just yet, so instead he rents it out.
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