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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Pennsylvania's 2010 Machinery Custom Rates

By Adam W. Pike, Agricultural Statistician

The custom rates shown are averages from voluntary reports by custom operators and farmers throughout Pennsylvania. Most of the rates are stated per acre, cwt., ton, bale, or bushel rather than per hour to reduce the variation due to machinery size. The rates shown include the cost of hiring machine with fuel and operator and exclude the cost of seed, fertilizer, and other materials used unless otherwise specified.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Monday, March 1, 2010