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February 25, 2008:
Who does the EFP, the owner of a farm or the renter? The simplest answer to this question comes down to whoever's most in direct control of the farm operation, says Bill Lee, EFP regional team leader for the Northwest Region.
"It's a concept we like to call 'sphere of influence,'" says Lee. "It essentially means whoever is most directly responsible for the land and who will most benefit from on-farm environmental action. When it comes to owner/renter scenarios, that person is often the renter. However, there are other factors, such as clauses in a lease agreement, which may affect this arrangement."
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