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When an agricultural lease ends, usually no problems arise, and the tenant gladly turns the farmland back to the landowner. A recent case out of Illinois highlights issues that can occur when farmland has multiple owners, and a co-owner wants to terminate the lease while the other co-owner wants the lease to continue. The current tenant in this case continued to farm the leased property even though one co-owner wanted to end the lease. In that case, the trial court awarded over $62,000 to the co-owner for damages caused by the tenant holding over.Read More