Lease farm land to a tenant, grant third parties access over your land, and manage the use of your land with these Farm Land Leases and Contracts.
The family farm is dying out. More and more farms are being leased and run by tenant operators. There are many different types of farm leases, but the most common forms of leases are cash rent, crop share and custom farming contracts.
A cash rent lease can be either fixed or flexible. Under a crop share lease, the farm owner receives a share of the crop instead of a cash rent payment. In a custom farming arrangement, the land owner receives the crop and pays the operator a fixed amount for performing all the services and providing the labor and equipment required.
Farm land can also be leased for operations other than traditional agricultural purposes, such as wind farms, sports fields, campgrounds, and recreational use.
Hire a farming services company to farm land marked for development with this Alberta Farm Land Services Agreement.
The farming services company (Farmco) will provide site preparation services and farm the land, in order to ensure that the lands are assessed as farm land for the interim period prior to the land being developed and subdivided.
Farmco will keep the land as free as possible of weeds and pests, and harvest a hay crop each year.
The land developer will pay Farmco a maintenance fee on a per acre basis.
If seed or fertilizer prices increase beyond a certain percentage, Farmco has the right to increase the maintenance fee.
The Alberta Farm Land Services Agreement is available in MS Word format, and is fully editable to fit your circumstances.
Canadian farm owners, rent out pasture land to a tenant with this Canada Pasture Lease template.
The term of the lease can be either for a fixed number of years with an option to renew, or a continuing term which reverts to a yearly lease after the initial term expires.
The lease contains two options to determine how yearly rent will be calculated - either based on the number of acres of pasture land, or on the number of livestock grazing the land.
The tenant is responsible for ensuring that livestock do not break through fences, and must ensure that all animals meet the landlord's approval with respect to health, breed, sex, age, and number of animals.
The tenant must carry adequate and satisfactory liability insurance throughout the term of the lease.
The landlord must pay all taxes levied against the pasture land.
The lease does not confer any mineral rights on the tenant with respect to the land being leased.
Compensation for damage or loss of crops or property will be paid to the party suffering the loss.
The parties agree to binding arbitration in the event of a dispute.
This Canada Pasture Lease is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable to fit your needs.