Farm Talk

June 11, 2013

Farm Talk's Top 10

Mark Parker

Parsons, Kansas — The Top 10 comments to farm tenants

from urban landlords:

10.  So how come my friend in Iowa rents his farm for $200/acre when I only get $20 and his place doesn’t even have any shade or blackberries?

  9.  The girls in my garden club say that if you’d plant marigolds around the edges of the field you wouldn’t have to use those horrible chemicals.

  8.  My wife loves that pasture that looks like it’s covered with little Christmas trees so take good care of that.

  7.  If you double-crop then double-rent only seems fair.

  6.  I read an article about how you can make a ton of money raising artichokes.

  5.  So you’re telling me that if I put lime on all the fields it will make the deer much happier?

  4.  We think those cows with the long horns are much prettier so, from now on...

  3.  Well, we seemed to have gotten plenty of rain in Chicago.

  2.  My other tenant sends us the nicest gift box at Christmas.

  1.  One of your neighbors called and said he could raise twice as much corn as you. £