The farms were established as part of the implementation of the Thaler Act, under which farmers from the New California Republic would come to the Mojave Wasteland to farm the land in exchange for the NCR's military protection. The NCR offers housing, food, protection, and water to New Vegas sharecroppers who tend crops on a large swath of land southeast of Freeside’s east gate. Currently, some of the workers are not particularly grateful for this arrangement due to the fact that water is rationed as needed, as calculated by the OSI in Camp McCarran.
This area consists of a partially enclosed field where the sharecroppers are growing crops consisting of mostly maize. Throughout the area, several greenhouses with junk walls and a barracks can be found.
- Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual - Inside the barracks (the only permanent structure in the fenced-in area, located in the northeast corner) on the floor near the south wall.
- A Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap - In the barracks, on a desk near the eastern door.
- Dozens of plants including maize and honey mesquite pods are within the greenhouses and surrounding areas. No Karma loss or NCR reputation penalties will be incurred despite some of the plants being marked as owned.
The NCR sharecropper farms appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.
PC Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Sometimes the map marker will direct the Courier through the greenhouses to reach their location. [verified]