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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Ohio Farm Custom Rates 2010

A large number of Ohio farmers hire out for machinery operations and other farm related work. This is often due to lack of proper equipment, lack of time, or lack of expertise for a particular operation. Many farm business owners do not own the necessary equipment for every possible job; instead of purchasing the equipment needed, they seek out someone with the proper tools necessary to complete the job. Farm work that is completed by others is often referred to as “custom farm work” or, more simply, “custom work.” A “custom rate” is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid by the custom work customer to the custom work provider.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011