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Survey provides baseline rates for various services.

Blair Fannin

August 7, 2020

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The 2020 Texas Agricultural Custom Rates Survey includes rates for custom combining and hauling. Shelley E. Huguley

The 2020 Texas Agricultural Custom Rates survey results are available online through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The publication provides updated regional and state rates charged for custom agricultural operations.

“Each year, AgriLife Extension receives many requests for prevailing rates for certain kinds of work and custom farm or machine operations,” said Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station.

The 2020 rates are based on results from a February survey distributed to select farmers, ranchers, landowners, as well as custom operators across Texas. An online version of the survey was also available to the public. The results help establish a baseline rate for services. 

“We are very thankful for the people who take the time to complete this survey. Outside of this survey, market information on specific custom work in Texas is very limited to non-existent,” Klose said. “This publication provides a range of rates for different services. It’s an important information resource whether you are providing or hiring custom services in Texas agriculture.”

The 29-page publication includes rates for the following custom operations:

  • Tractor rental

  • Tillage operation

  • Planting operations

  • Application of fertilizer and chemicals

  • Cotton harvesting

  • Peanut harvesting, including hauling and drying

  • Combining and hauling grains

  •  Haying and silage operations

  • Land preparation, brush control

  • Miscellaneous livestock operations

Current and past custom rate publications are available.           

Source: is AgriLife TODAY, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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