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Alan Roebke, Alexandria, Minn., column: Rich U.S. farmers no longer need subsidies

Published 10/02/2010

The owner can get $230 an acre in annual cash rent; that’s a common sum today on prime corn and soybean land. Meanwhile, the acreage costs only $30 an acre in real estate taxes. That nets out to nearly $40,000 a year in spendable income. Who said you can’t make a living farming or owning a 200-acre farm?

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