Farmers typically have several objectives in setting up multiple entities with the land rented to the production entity. One objective, in at least some instances, is to supplement retirement income with rents.
"Renting Land To A Family Partnership, Corporation or LLC,"
Agricultural Law Digest: Vol. 7
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/aglawdigest/vol7/iss7/1