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4 seasons lawn&land
08-07-2011, 11:39 AM
Anyone on here own/run a farm? How do I start a farm as far as the legal side? What is the minimum acreage? I am in NY.

Charles
08-07-2011, 11:58 AM
Here is a farming forum you might want to check out:

http://www.farmingforumsite.com/

KS_Grasscutter
08-07-2011, 12:17 PM
Me and dad farm a little bit. I think it would be nearly impossible to start from scratch. Land around here is getting a minimum of 1200 an acre for junk ground and up to 2500 for good stuff. I would need to farm around 800 acres to do it full time. You could always rent ground too but with that you gotta make the rent payment whether you have a crop or not. This year a lot of guys in my area lost many acres of corn and beans due to drought.
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4 seasons lawn&land
08-07-2011, 02:46 PM
I just want to do the minimum amount for the tax breaks, and my dad is a wholesale produce company so I dont have to worry about sales. I could just double purpose all the landscape equipment over to that as needed. Keep help busy. Etc. I found online, its a 7 acre minimum and $10,000 gross sales minimum. Not bad, was hoping it was more like 3 or 4 acres though.

tcdodge4000
08-11-2011, 08:44 PM
Where online did you find out about the 7 acre and $10000 minimum? on what website was it?

Showpropserv
08-11-2011, 08:51 PM
and you think you work alot now

4 seasons lawn&land
08-13-2011, 07:14 PM
I saw that same info in a few spots. One of them- farmland.org