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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Custom Agricultural Rate Survey Results

Texas AgriLife Extension Service has published online a survey of regional and state rates charged for custom agricultural operations.

To view rates for various custom operations, visit http://agecoext.tamu.edu/ .

The online publication is 34 pages. It includes data on tractor rental, tillage operations, planting operations, application of fertilizer and lime, chemicals-cotton harvesting, peanut harvesting, hauling and drying, combining and hauling grains, haying and silage operations, land preparation, brush control, other farm and ranch operations, miscellaneous livestock operations, and consulting services.

In January, a survey was distributed to select farmers, ranchers and landowners across the state. The results of the survey helped establish a baseline of rates statewide and further assist with questions inquiring about specific custom-hire activities. This data provides market information where information would otherwise be limited. This will help individuals by providing a range of rates for different services whether you are using or providing those services in your area.

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