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Concerns About Rented Farmland


Dana Cronin/Illinois Newsroom

Illinois has the highest rate of rented farmland in the country. This could have environmental and economic consequences for the next generation of prospective farmers. When farmers also don’t own the land they work, data shows they are less likely to adopt environmental conservation practices.

The 21st spoke to an agriculture reporter and a farmland owner about the issue and its implications. 


Dana Cronin, Agriculture reporter Illinois Newsroom and Harvest Public Media

Lin Warfel, Farmland owner

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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