2020 Texas Custom Rates Survey

2020 Texas Custom Rates Survey

 Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Wharton County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics is conducting the 2020 Texas Custom Rates Survey.  Each year our offices receive many requests for current custom rate information and the latest Custom Rates Publication.  The survey and publication are the only source to find the going rates paid for these types of services.  Questions in the survey include rates paid/charged for tractor rental, tillage operations, planting operations, chemical and fertilizer application, custom harvesting, hay baling, land preparation, brush control, and other miscellaneous operations or services.  If you have knowledge of rates in your area, and appreciate the value of publishing this type of market information, please consider participating in the survey which can be found online at:  http://agecoext.tamu.edu/crs2020

The survey will ask that you only complete the questions that pertain to your operation, therefore most people should be able to complete the survey in 10-15 minutes or less.  Hard copies of the survey will be mailed to a limited group, however anyone with knowledge of custom farm and ranch operations is encouraged to participate. We need broad participation to produce an accurate and reliable publication of this market information.  The survey will be open from February through the end of April.  Your participation will help make sure the published information is the most accurate and reliable possible.  If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Dr. Steven Klose (sklose@tamu.edu).  To give you an idea of what information the Custom Rates Survey includes, I’ve attached the Custom Rates Survey from 2018.  I’ve found this survey to be very helpful in answering clients’ questions.

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Corrie P. Bowen
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Wharton County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
979-532-3310
cbowen@ag.tamu.edu

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