The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has published online the 2018 Texas Agricultural Custom Rates survey of regional and state rates charged for custom agricultural operations.
The online publication is 28 pages. It includes data on the following:
- Tractor rental.
- Tillage operations.
- Planting operations.
- Application of fertilizer and chemicals.
- Cotton harvesting.
- Peanut harvesting, hauling and drying.
- Combining and hauling grains.
- Haying and silage operations.
- Land preparation.
- Brush control.
- Miscellaneous livestock operations.
A survey was distributed to select farmers, ranchers, landowners, as well as custom operators across Texas. An online version was also available to the public.
The results help establish a baseline of rates statewide to further assist with questions inquiring about custom-hire activities, Klose said.
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