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NDSU Releases Custom Farm Work Rates Survey

These rates are published as a guide in establishing rates for custom work, comparing ownership or leasing costs with custom work and settling accounts when two or more people exchange work.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service has released the results of the latest custom farm work rates survey.

The publication, “Custom Farm Work Rates on North Dakota Farms 2016,” is available at http://bit.ly/2016NDCustomRatesSurvey or your NDSU Extension Service county office.

The custom rate survey is conducted every three years. The 2016 survey summarizes more than 2,600 reports from farmers, ranchers, aerial sprayers, elevators, custom harvesters and other custom operators.

The survey shows the number of reports for each operation, the range in rates, the most frequently reported rates and the average rate for each operation. Custom rates include charges for machines and equipment, tractors and power units, fuel, repairs and operator labor.

Operations include tillage, planting, fertilizer and pesticide application, haying, harvesting, grain drying, grain hauling, seed preparation, and hauling of hay and livestock. Custom livestock feeding also is included.


NDSU Agriculture Communication – Feb. 27, 2017

Source:Ron Haugen, 701-231-8103, ronald.haugen@ndsu.edu
Editor:Kelli Armbruster, 701-231-6136, kelli.armbruster@ndsu.edu
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