Bowhunter, The 1/3 drop in rate is questionable across the board IMO but not saying it can't happen. CONSIDER your example above, if those rates for CRP were not adjusted why would the landowner not put 100% of that farm in CRP at $200 since you are "only" paying $170/a.c. Thus the reason the rate adjustment is needed unless you want to start cash renting farms at $200 when $170 is more in line for row crop cash rent based on current commodity markets. CRP rates have historically been based on USDA landowner tenant surveys with the ability to adjust A LITTLE on a state/county level. Most rates I am aware of in MO are staying relatively flat or going up a bit but they didnt ever go as high as Iowa's. Iowa's CRP rental rates are above market cash rental rates thus why so many acres went into pollinator contracts right before hitting the 24mil cap and thus the need for a reduction in Iowa CRP rental rates.