do your best to keep the land once its gone its gone if you cant do things on it your self rent the tillable acres out rent the gas rights? rent out to some hunters if it huntable land etc..... as long as you get enough rent to pay the taxes it wont cost you anything to hang on to it and in the long run land values only go up i know farmers (70and 80 olds) that baught places for 15 and 30 dollars an acre back in their day and peolpe thought they were crazy now the land is worth 2500 an acre .... long terms the way to go
Hope you find a way to keep your land. Can you get a loan for the seed? That sounds like what a Farm Services Agency operating loan is for. Maybe you have a Farm Credit System bank close, or, a bank you have a good relationship with?
im a llittle confused are you saying your buy seed for you hay feild every year? because if you manage it right you can make it last for 15 years, im not trying to teach you anything because if you have a hay feild you must know something im just curious as to the rest of the story
Although I would love to reply and give you an answer or a suggestion it just isn't feasible due to the fact that I cannot base an opinion of what I should suggest without seeing what kind of land you are dealing with. You speak of brambles and fruit trees but where I am from we tear all vegitation out except what is to be harvested on that area of land. Extra vegitation takes away from profit and land is scarce so you must harvest as much from the sections you have as possible. An example is if you have a creek running through your field you reroute the creek for the best possible outcome and space availablity and then you tear all the trees and other vegitation out from that area giving you optimum planting and harvesting capabilities for the area you are working with. I would have to say that contacting your local conservation office and asking their opinion would be your best bet. They might beable to set you up on a CRP and that would pay you to keep it naturally vegitated with your local grasses and trees to help conserve the local wildlife. Once its a CRP you can charge hunters to hunt the land because you are allowed to hunt on CRP ground (or at least in Nebraska you can).