Today, there are many financial options to purchase equipment, buildings and land to expand a farming operation. Each option offers different pros and cons. Leasing to own has it’s own set of advantages, let’s take a look at what a lease to own program provides.
Minimal Initial Cash Requirement
- Preserve your working capital
- Avoid down payment
- Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual payment options
- Harvest pay options
- No real estate mortgage
- Fixture filing at the county level
- Lease payments may be fully deductible
- Write off expense more quickly
What types of equipment can be put on a lease to own program? It does depend on the institution you are going through, but here is a brief list of typical items: machine sheds and modular buildings, grain storage and handling equipment, diary facilities, climate controlled buildings, livestock facilities, pole barns, farm shops, and greenhouses.
Here is an example of the write off benefits of a true lease:
Here are a few business’s that offer farm leasing programs:
With many options available today to expand a producer’s operation, it is important to review, research and consult with trusted professionals before making decisions.
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