About half of Iowa's land is rented. Why is the percentage so large? You'd think sons of farm families would take over the home farm when they become of age. It seems as if enough of them would do it to hold tenancy for below 50 percent. But they don't seem to, under our present lease and inheritance systems.
Raid, Howard and Heady, Earl O.
"One Answer to Farm Tenacity,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol2/iss1/2