A report detailing fall custom work rates in North Dakota is now available from North Dakota State University.
The report shows some significant rate increases from 2012 for many operations.
Included are state and regional level custom work rates for harvesting, drying and hauling crops, seed preparation, hauling hay and livestock, and doing other fall operations.
The rates reported are the results of a survey conducted during September and October by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Approximately 2,100 reports from farmers and ranchers, elevators, custom harvesters and other custom operators were tabulated.
Included for each operation are the number of reports, range, most frequently reported rate and the average rates. Also included are state level 2010 average rates, 2013 rates as a percent of 2010 and historical comparisons back to 1989 for selected operations.
The rates in this report are averages that include charges for equipment, power, fuel and the operator. Exchange work was not included.