In an agricultural lease, the agreement between the landowner and the tenant farmer to split the crop or the profit from its sale, actually sharing the crop.

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You should always make sure that you follow any terms of a sharecropping agreement so that you do not get a bad reputation.

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My great-grandfather lived on a very small farm when he was a boy because his father made a living by borrowing land from a landowner and paying him through a share of the crops as a sharecropping arrangement.

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As I did not have the additional capital to purchase the property outright, the current owner and I entered into a sharecropping agreement whereby I would farm the land and he would share in the harvest.

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