Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work done in their farm business, or perform custom work for others. Others rent machinery or perform other services. The information below is based on survey responses from 249 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate and the range reported are shown. Twenty-six percent of the respondents perform custom work, 14 percent hire work done, and 60 percent indicated doing both.
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