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2002

RATES PAID BY KANSAS FARMERS

FOR CUSTOM WORK

KANSAS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE

In Cooperation With

U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Division of Statistics

P.O. Box 3534

632 SW Van Buren, Rm. 200

Topeka, Kansas 66601-3534

Phone (785) 233-2230

Compiled by

Joel Golz, Agricultural Statistician

Dona Ratliff, Research Analyst

Eldon J. Thiessen, State Statistician

Eddie Wells, Deputy State Statistician

Glennis Stock, Statistical Assistant

Candace Thomas and Judy Allison, Editorial Assistants

David Judd, Reproduction and Distribution

January 2003

The ranges and averages in this bulletin reflect the rates paid by Kansas farmers during 2002 for various custom operations.

Special thanks are due the almost 1,770 custom operators, farmers, and ranchers who took the time to report the data in this publication. Our appreciation also goes to the Cooperative Extension Service's county agricultural agents who reviewed the survey questionnaire.

Eldon J. Thiessen

State Statistician





KANSAS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS DISTRICTS

















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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Grain Harvesting

Wheat

Grain Sorghum

Corn

Soybeans

Sunflowers

Seed Cleaning

(Wheat, Soybeans, Alfalfa, and Red Clover)

Historical Averages

Grain Hauling

(Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Corn, Soybeans, and Sunflowers)

Silage Operations

Haying

Mowing, Swathing, Conditioning, and Sideraking

Baling

Hauling

Stacking

Entire Operation

Rotary Mowing

Tree Shearing

Land Tillage

Disking

Harrowing

Chiseling

Plowing and Undercutting

Field Cultivation

Historical Averages

Planting

Regular-Till Planting

Grass and Legume Seeding

Historical Averages

Minimal-Till or No-Till Planting

Historical Averages

Chemical Applications

Row Crop Cultivation

Dry and Liquid Fertilizers

Anhydrous Ammonia

Herbicides

Insecticides

Historical Averages

Feed Preparation

Historical Averages

Feed Delivery

Machinery Rental

Fence Building

Terracing and Dozing

INTRODUCTION

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This publication reports average rates paid by Kansas farmers for custom work in 2002. The figures come from an annual survey of Kansas farmers, custom operators, coops and elevators. Questionnaires were mailed to about 2,100 operations. Almost 1,770 responded by mail or telephone.

The Custom Rates book is intended to be a guide to help custom operators and farmers reach mutual agreements. The prices reported here should not be regarded as official or established rates. The average figures in this book give equal weight to all reports received.

The prices in this book are charges for machines, power, fuel, and operator. Costs of chemicals, seeds, and most other materials are excluded. The one exception is hay baling materials. Exchange work between farmers is not considered custom work.

There are large variations in the rates charged for specific jobs. For many items, the State averages may not be typical of any particular locale. There are many reasons for price differences. Some farmers may charge lower prices to neighbors, relatives, or close friends. Soil conditions and field sizes are also significant factors. Rates are often lower in western Kansas where the larger farms are well suited to extensive operation with heavy equipment.

The average custom rates charged in 2002 are generally similar to those reported in 2001. At the State level, most average prices changed by less than 10 percent, up or down. Of the more than 130 custom work items or machinery rentals in this report, 70 increased in price, 4 were unchanged, and 35 decreased in price. The report contains historical tables and graphs which show the results of previous surveys. Data are missing for 1986 because the funding for this project was temporarily halted.

In the past year we have received many comments about the Custom Rates report from the agricultural community. We appreciate this feedback and encourage readers to continue sharing their ideas and suggestions regarding this survey.

GRAIN HARVESTING

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WHEAT: Rates for custom combining wheat averaged $13.80 per acre with, in most cases, an additional average charge of 13.1 cents per bushel for yields greater than 22 bushels per acre. The per acre rate is up 3 cents from last year. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge but there were too few reports to publish the data.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF WHEAT, 2002

District No. of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre No. of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield
Range Avg. ¢ per Bu. Above Bushels







NW 80 12-20 13.33 67 13.1 21
WC 59 12-14 13.00 49 13.2 20
SW 82 10-14 12.91 71 13.2 20







NC 65 12-20 13.45 49 13.2 22
C 83 10-18 13.10 66 13.0 22
SC 122 10-20 13.25 100 13.2 22







NE 40 12-22 16.11 16 12.5 24
EC 46 12-22 17.23 10 13.2 26
SE 39 12-20 15.19 10 12.3 26







STATE 616 10-22 13.80 438 13.1 22

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus some reports are included in more than one district.

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR WHEAT HARVESTING
Year Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

1987 12.43 11.6 21
1988 12.66 11.6 21
1989 12.71 11.6 21
1990 12.83 11.8 21
1991 12.74 11.8 21
1992 12.90 12.1 21
1993 13.05 12.1 20
1994 13.03 12.2 21
1995 13.02 12.2 20
1996 13.32 12.4 20
1997 13.33 12.6 21
1998 13.32 12.6 21
1999 13.29 12.6 21
2000 13.68 12.8 21
2001 13.77 13.1 20
2002 13.80 13.1 22















GRAIN HARVESTING

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GRAIN SORGHUM: Rates charged for custom harvesting of grain sorghum averaged $14.68 per acre, a increase of 10 cents from last year. Additional charges averaged 13.0 cents per bushel for yields over 35 bushels per acre. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge but there were too few reports to publish the data.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF GRAIN SORGHUM, 2002

District No. of

Reports 1/

Dollars per Acre No. of

Reports 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield
Range Avg. ¢ per Bu. Above Bushels







NW 33 12-20 13.67 28 13.0 36
WC 28 10-22 13.38 22 13.6 33
SW 38 12-20 13.60 31 13.4 33







NC 41 12-25 14.45 28 13.3 35
C 48 10-23 13.50 37 12.7 35
SC 55 12-25 14.01 43 12.9 34







NE 20 14-22 18.23 3 8.3 57
EC 28 12-25 18.30 3 11.3 53
SE 23 13-20 16.46 4 11.5 46







STATE 314 10-25 14.68 199 13.0 35

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus some reports are included in more than one district.

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR GRAIN SORGHUM HARVESTING
Year Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

1987 13.22 11.2 33
1988 13.61 11.9 32
1989 13.58 11.3 34
1990 14.23 11.6 36
1991 13.50 11.8 33
1992 14.15 11.8 36
1993 14.62 12.0 34
1994 14.27 12.0 35
1995 14.27 11.9 36
1996 14.21 12.3 36
1997 14.35 12.5 37
1998 14.42 12.4 37
1999 14.45 12.7 36
2000 14.64 12.6 34
2001 14.58 12.9 35
2002 14.68 13.0 35

















GRAIN HARVESTING

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CORN: The charge to have corn custom harvested in 2002 was $19.15 per acre with some operators adding an average extra charge of 14.8 cents per bushel for yields above 87 bushels per acre. This is a decrease of 28 cents per acre from the previous year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF CORN, BY DISTRICTS, 2002

Dist. No.

of

Rpts. 1/

Cents per Bushel No.

of

Rpts. 1/

Dollars per Acre No.

of

Rpts. 1/

Extra Charge for

High Yields

Range Avg. Range Avg. ¢ Per

Bushel

Above

Bushels











NW 38 13-32 23 10 12-25 18.00 3 18.0 90
WC 17 15-30 24 6 12-20 16.25 5 14.0 66
SW 36 12-30 24 6 14-20 17.50 2/











NC 14 16-29 24 14 13-27 19.86 4 16.0 90
C 16 15-25 22 10 12-20 17.10 4 16.5 71
SC 36 15-29 24 13 12-25 19.62 3 16.7 85










NE 9 20-25 23 48 10-25 20.00 8 12.6 103
EC 4 16-25 22 39 12-25 19.73 2/

SE 2/

21 16-22 18.17 2/











STATE 172 12-32 24 167 10-27 19.15 33 14.8 87

1/ Reports are counted in districts where combining was done; thus some reports are included in more than one district. 2/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR CORN HARVESTING

Year    Dollars

per Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

Flat Rate

Charge

¢ per

Bushel

Above Bushels ¢ per

Bushel

1987 17.71 10.5 58 20
1988 17.78 12.2 64 22
1989 18.64 13.0 66 19
1990 18.27 12.1 78 21
1991 18.30 9.5 58 21
1992 18.35 10.7 67 22
1993 18.21 11.8 58 21
1994 18.23 10.1 65 22
1995 17.79 12.4 62 21
1996 18.77 12.6 63 23
1997 18.72 12.3 66 23
1998 18.96 12.7 59 23
1999 19.28 12.0 70 24
2000 19.23 14.7 66 23
2001 19.43 11.9 48 23
2002 19.15 14.8 87 24















GRAIN HARVESTING

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SOYBEANS: The charge to harvest soybeans decreased by 19 cents per acre to $19.29. Some operators added an extra charge averaging 13.4 cents per bushel for yields above 28 bushels per acre. Some respondents reported a flat rate per bushel harvesting charge, but there were too few reports to publish the data.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF SOYBEANS, 2002

District No. of

Rpts. 1/

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts. 1/

Extra Charge for High Yield
Range Avg. ¢ per Bu. Above Bushels







NW 27 12-25 19.83 11 12.7 27
WC 11 13-26 18.36 6 13.3 28
SW 27 13-28 21.19 7 13.6 28







NC 38 13-26 19.53 10 13.8 24
C 35 12-25 17.66 13 12.8 28
SC 51 13-26 19.52 10 13.2 29







NE 69 15-28 20.53 3 13.0 37
EC 50 13-25 18.91 1/
30
SE 35 13-22 16.84 6 15.7 24







STATE 343 12-28 19.29 68 13.4 28

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus some reports are included in more than one district.

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR SOYBEAN HARVESTING
Year Dollars

Per

Acre

Extra Charge for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels

1987 17.46 12.4 24
1988 17.31 12.1 24
1989 17.58 12.3 26
1990 17.92 13.0 25
1991 18.07 12.1 22
1992 18.63 12.5 22
1993 17.96 12.5 23
1994 18.15 12.2 25
1995 17.65 12.2 25
1996 18.54 12.7 24
1997 18.68 12.4 26
1998 18.85 12.8 27
1999 18.69 13.0 25
2000 19.15 12.5 25
2001 19.48 12.7 24
2002 19.29 13.4 28















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SUNFLOWERS: Custom harvesting of sunflowers averaged $17.80 per acre in 2002. This compares to the average of $17.93 per acre in 2001.

CUSTOM RATES FOR COMBINE HARVESTING OF SUNFLOWERS, 2002

Dist. Number

of

Rpts. 1/

Dollars per Acre
Range Avg.


NW 14 14.00-23.00 18.00
WC 5 13.00-22.00 17.00
SW 9 13.00-23.00 18.56




NC 11 13.00-27.00 17.27
C 8 14.00-20.00 16.75
SC 13 14.00-25.00 17.54




NE 2/

EC 4 18.00-25.00 20.75
SE 3 16.50-18.00 17.17




ST 68 13.00-27.00 17.80

HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR SUNFLOWER HARVESTING
Year Dollars per Acre Extra Charges for

High Yield

¢ per

Bushel

Above

Bushels



1992 16.88 2/ 2/
1993 16.06 12.0 27
1994 16.55 11.3 37
1995 16.52 2/ 2/
1996 17.10 11.0 30
1997 17.69 11.6 18
1998 16.94 11.9 37
1999 18.35 12.0 34
2000 16.33 12.7 30
2001 17.93 13.8 26
2002 17.80 13.1 21

1/ Reports are counted in each district where combining was done; thus, some reports are included in more than one district. 2/ Insufficient data to publish; included in State totals.



















SEED CLEANING

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Wheat seed cleaning with treatment averaged 86 cents per bushel. Rates for cleaning wheat without treatment averaged 46 cents per bushel. The average cost for cleaning soybeans with treatment was $1.37 per bushel, while the cost excluding treatment averaged 47 cents. Cleaning alfalfa seed without treatment cost 25 cents per pound and the average reported charge for cleaning red clover seed without treatment was 27 cents per pound. There were not enough reports for cleaning red clover or alfalfa seed with treatment to be published.



CUSTOM RATES FOR SEED CLEANING, 2002

Dist. WHEAT SOYBEANS
With Treatment Without Treatment With Treatment Without Treatment
Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Number

of

Rpts.

Cents per

Bushel

Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.





NW 6 35-75 48 17 30-70 44 -

-

WC 7 33-130 64 26 30-60 42 -

-

SW 1/

32 20-85 43 -

-














NC 18 40-180 105 37 28-100 48 -

1/

C 18 40-165 81 47 25-80 48 -

3 42-50 45
SC 19 30-130 68 51 25-100 46 -

-














NE 3 55-150 104 9 25-55 43 3 55-205 137 4 25-55 46
EC 4 127-170 155 15 30-75 52 1/

1/

SE 7 30-150 110 23 25-60 42 3 30-135 95 10 25-60 44













ST 83 25-180 86 257 20-100 46 8 30-270 137 20 25-75 47

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



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HISTORICAL CUSTOM RATES FOR SEED CLEANING

Crop

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Wheat (Cents/Bushel)





With Treatment 96 87 91 94 103 86
Without Treatment 41 43 44 46 46 46
Soybeans (Cents/Bushel)





With Treatment 91 68 109 81 126 137
Without Treatment 46 44 46 46 50 47
Alfalfa (Cents/Pound)





With Treatment 1/ 1/ 1/ - 1/ 1/
Without Treatment 18 22 18 1/ 13 25
Red Clover (Cents/Pound)





With Treatment 1/ 1/ 1/ - 1/ 1/
Without Treatment 17 20 13 1/ 12 27

1/ Insufficient data to publish; included in State totals.



GRAIN HAULING

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Custom rates for hauling wheat, grain sorghum, corn, and soybeans from the field to farm or to the nearest elevator increased from 2001 to 2002. The overall average charge for these four crops was 13.6 cents per bushel with an extra charge of 1.1 cents per bushel per mile over 16 miles. This compares with 2001 averages of 12.2 cents per bushel plus the 1.1 cent a bushel per mile over 13 miles. Only reports which included both a mileage limit and a per mile charge for additional miles were tabulated in the over basic mileage column.



CUSTOM RATES FOR HAULING GRAIN FROM FIELD TO FARM STORAGE

OR ELEVATOR, 2002

District No. of

Reports

Cents

per Bu.

Miles

Limit

Cents/bu.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage

No. of

Reports

Cents

per Bu.

Miles

Limit

Cents/bu.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage


WHEAT

GRAIN SORGHUM

NW 36 12.7 13 0.9 13 12.2 12 1.0
WC 41 13.0 13 1.2 18 14.1 12 1.0
SW 44 14.1 13 0.5 20 12.6 11 0.6









NC 48 12.9 13 1.1 27 12.7 14 0.9
C 53 12.7 14 0.5 28 12.4 15 0.5
SC 76 12.7 11 0.8 30 12.6 12 0.3









NE 37 15.9 21 1.9 20 12.5 21 2.5
EC 33 13.6 17 0.7 20 13.4 10 0.7
SE 27 12.4 15 1.8 15 12.5 12 2.2









STATE 395 13.3 15 1.0 191 12.6 14 1.1










CORN

SOYBEANS

NW 10 13.2 13 0.9 8 11.9 12 0.9
WC 7 11.1 11 1.0 6 13.0 17 1.0
SW 9 14.0 13 0.7 4 13.0 8 0.5









NC 13 13.4 12 0.9 19 12.9 13 0.5
C 9 10.8 13 0.6 20 11.5 14 0.3
SC 13 9.9 11 0.3 23 12.7 16 0.3









NE 40 15.7 21 1.9 43 15.9 21 1.9
EC 27 12.9 17 1.3 32 12.9 14 0.7
SE 12 11.7 14 0.5 20 12.3 12 1.9









STATE 140 13.2 17 1.2 175 13.3 16 1.2









Region No. of

Reports

Cents per Cwt. Miles Limit Cents/Cwt.

/Mile

Over Basic

Mileage






Sunflowers





West 10 13.8 15 0.7



Central 17 19.6 13 0.5



Eastern 9 12.7 16 1.3



State 36 18.0 15 0.8



1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



SILAGE OPERATIONS

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Custom rates for silage operations were separated into four categories: 1) chopping, hauling, and filling the silo, 2) chopping and hauling, 3) chopping only, and 4) hauling only. The average rate per ton for the complete silage operation was $5.68 per ton, up from $5.50 in 2001. Operations which included only chopping and hauling averaged $4.96 per ton, up 9 cents from 2001, chopping only averaged $3.17, compared to $3.09 in 2001, and hauling only averaged $2.29, up from $2.16 last year.



CUSTOM RATES FOR MAKING SILAGE, PER TON, 2002

District Chopping, Hauling, & Filling Silo Chopping & Hauling
No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average







NW 5 4.35-5.50 4.66 8 4.25-5.50 4.73
WC 7 4.00-8.50 6.18 16 4.50-8.00 5.00
SW 7 5.00-8.00 5.85 11 4.00-6.00 4.84







NC 7 4.25-8.00 6.04 12 4.50-5.50 4.98
C 9 4.50-7.00 5.19 11 4.00-6.50 5.08
SC 18 4.00-8.00 5.89 13 4.25-5.50 4.81







NE 7 4.50-7.00 5.30 15 4.00-7.25 5.05
EC 5 4.00-6.00 5.45 6 5.00-6.25 5.33
SE 2 6.00-7.00 6.50 1/








STATE 67 4.00-8.50 5.68 94 4.00-8.00 4.96

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.





SILAGE CHOPPING, HAULING, 2002


Chopping Only Hauling Only
District No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton No. of Rpts. Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average







NW 4 2.50-4.25 3.00 3 2.13-2.50 2.30
WC 7 2.25-4.00 2.86 5 2.25-2.75 2.35
SW 7 2.25-4.60 2.91 7 2.00-2.50 2.25







NC 7 2.25-6.00 3.68 4 2.00-2.25 2.19
C 9 2.50-5.00 3.65 5 2.00-2.50 2.29
SC 12 2.00-4.00 2.90 9 2.00-2.75 2.25







NE 3 3.00-4.00 3.33 1/

EC 3 2.40-3.75 3.05 3 2.25-2.45 2.37
SE -

-








STATE 52 2.00-6.00 3.17 38 2.00-2.75 2.29

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

HAYING

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Mowing or swathing hay cost an average of $8.42 per acre, 22 cents more than in 2001. Mowing or swathing forage cost $9.63 per acre on average. Mowing or swathing with conditioning was $8.59 per acre, 9 cents higher than the 2001 average. The average charge for sideraking hay in 2002 was $2.95 per acre, 7 cents higher than the previous year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR MOWING OR SWATHING, 2002

District Hay Forage
No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 20 4.50-15.00 9.25 6 8.00-12.50 10.83
WC 14 8.00-15.00 9.86 6 10.00-12.00 10.75
SW 24 7.00-10.00 8.69 8 8.00-12.00 9.50







NC 17 7.00-10.00 8.25 8 6.00-12.00 9.25
C 23 3.50-10.00 8.00 8 6.00-12.00 8.81
SC 45 7.00-12.00 8.53 14 8.00-12.00 8.50







NE 21 5.00-12.00 7.97 -

EC 14 3.00-9.50 7.43 4 7.00-12.00 9.25
SE 20 4.50-10.00 7.85 3 6.00-14.00 9.67







STATE 198 3.00-15.00 8.42 57 6.00-14.00 9.63


CUSTOM RATES FOR SWATHING & CONDITIONING AND SIDERAKING, 2002

District Swathing and Conditioning Sideraking
No. of Rpts. Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 15 4.50-12.00 8.85 7 1.00-5.00 2.93
WC 25 8.00-10.00 9.34 4 2.00-3.00 2.25
SW 22 7.50-12.00 8.83 9 2.00-5.00 3.77







NC 23 6.00-10.00 8.00 8 2.50-4.50 3.19
C 42 6.00-12.00 8.29 12 2.00-4.00 2.79
SC 66 6.00-12.00 8.66 23 1.00-5.00 2.74







NE 18 3.00-12.00 8.56 5 2.00-4.00 3.00
EC 17 6.00-10.00 8.09 12 1.00-5.00 2.88
SE 25 7.00-14.00 8.72 14 1.50-5.00 3.00







STATE 253 3.00-14.00 8.59 94 1.00-5.00 2.95



HAYING

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Custom baling of small square bales with wire cost an average of 58 cents per bale with twine averaged 57 cents per bale in 2002. Large round bales weighing under 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $7.67 per bale, while bales weighing the same but being net wrapped cost an average of $7.94 per bale. Large round bales weighing over 1500 lbs. without net wrapping cost an average of $7.73 per bale. Bales of the same size but being net wrapped cost an average of $8.74 per bale. The charge for large square bales weighing about one ton averaged $11.20, down 30 cents from 2001.

CUSTOM RATES FOR BALING HAY, 2002

Type of Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale
Range Average




Small: Square w/Wire 57 .30-1.20 .58
Square w/Twine 56 .20-.90 .57
Large: Round (under 1,500 lbs.) wo/net 211 4.00-15.00 7.67
Round (under 1,500 lbs.) w/net 100 5.00-12.00 7.94
Round (over 1,500 lbs.) wo/net 126 5.50-12.00 7.73
Round (over 1,500 lbs.) w/net 100 5.00-15.00 8.74
Square (approx. 1 ton) 45 6.00-16.00 11.20

CUSTOM RATES FOR BALING, SQUARE BALES, 2002

District Small Square With Wire Small Square With Twine Large Square
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale
Range Average Range Average Range Average










NW 1/

3 40-70 57 -

WC 1/

5 50-75 64 5 10.00-13.50 12.30
SW 1/

10 50-90 66 9 8.00-16.00 12.90










NC 3 60-100 80 3 30-90 57 6 8.00-22.00 12.20
C 5 45-100 59 5 45-80 61 6 10.00-14.00 12.30
SC 13 30-100 52 7 45-80 56 9 7.00-17.00 11.50










NE 6 45-100 66 8 25-80 50 1/

EC 11 40-75 52 10 40-90 53 4 7.00-14.00 9.50
SE 15 10-120 57 5 20-80 48 4 7.00-10.00 8.38










STATE 57 30-120 58 56 20-90 57 45 6.00-16.00 11.20

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

CUSTOM RATES FOR BALING, LARGE ROUND BALES, 2002


Without Net With Net
Dist. Under 1,500 lbs. Over 1,500 lbs. Under 1,500 lbs. Over 1,500 lbs.
No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dol. per Bale
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.













NW 14 6.00-8.00 7.00 6 6.50-8.50 7.67 11 6.00-9.00 7.38 10 5.00-9.00 7.20
WC 21 4.00-10.00 6.88 9 7.00-10.00 8.11 6 5.00-10.00 7.42 6 6.00-10.00 8.75
SW 11 5.00-12.00 9.00 12 7.00-12.00 8.83 6 5.00-9.00 8.16 15 7.50-13.00 9.75













NC 20 6.00-9.00 7.35 10 5.50-9.00 7.25 13 6.50-9.00 7.96 7 6.25-10.00 7.82
C 29 6.00-10.00 7.25 24 6.00-8.00 6.98 5 7.00-8.75 7.95 11 7.00-9.00 7.98
SC 38 6.00-15.00 7.64 35 6.00-10.00 7.65 26 6.00-12.00 8.05 23 6.50-15.00 8.57













NE 25 6.00-12.00 7.36 18 6.00-9.00 7.53 11 5.50-9.00 7.75 15 7.00-11.00 8.58
EC 21 5.00-14.00 8.22 7 6.50-12.00 8.64 18 5.50-10.00 8.09 5 7.00-11.00 8.90
SE 32 6.00-15.00 8.52 5 7.75-12.00 9.05 4 8.00-10.00 9.00 8 7.00-15.00 11.30













STATE 211 4.00-15.00 7.67 126 5.50-12.00 7.73 100 5.00-12.00 7.94 100 5.00-15.00 8.74

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

HAYING

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Custom rates for hauling small bales from field to farm storage averaged 49 cents per bale in 2002, up 7 cents from 2001. Rates for hauling large bales average $3.54 per bale or $5.56 per ton. The custom rate for stacking hay in stacks of 4-6 tons averaged $48.00 and compares to $52.00 in 2001.

CUSTOM RATES FOR HAULING SMALL BALES FROM FIELD TO STORAGE, 2002

District No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale
Range Average




NW 3 50-60 53
WC -

SW 3 40-50 47




NC -

C 1/

SC 5 45-55 51




NE 1/

EC 8 40-73 48
SE 9 45-75 51




STATE 30 40-75 49

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.





CUSTOM RATES FOR STACKING HAY, 2002

Stack Size

(Tons)

No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Stack
Range Average




4-6 6 30.00-55.00 48.00
Over 6 1/

1/ Insufficient data to publish.





CUSTOM RATES FOR HAULING LARGE BALES FROM FIELD TO STORAGE, 2002

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average







NW 4 2.00-3.00 2.50 -

WC 5 2.50-4.00 3.40 1/

SW 8 2.00-6.00 3.56 1/








NC 1/

1/

C 7 2.00-5.00 3.15 1/

SC 11 1.75-3.50 2.34 -








NE 6 2.00-8.00 4.83 -

EC 9 1.50-6.00 3.33 3 3.50-10.00 6.83
SE 8 2.00-8.00 3.93 -








STATE 59 1.50-8.00 3.54 9 2.50-10.00 5.56

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



HAYING

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Rates per bale for the entire haying operation, including cutting, baling, hauling, and stacking, at $1.18 per small bale, were down 4 cents from 2001. Large bales, at $13.90 per bale, were down 25 cents from 2001. Rates reported on a per ton basis averaged $24.91, up from the 2001 figure of $23.21.



CUSTOM RATES FOR ENTIRE HAYING OPERATION, PER BALE, 2002

District Small Bales Large Bales
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Bale No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Bale
Range Average Range Average







NW -

1/

WC -

-

SW -

3 11.50-20.00 14.50







NC -

1/

C 1/

1/

SC -

-








NE 1/

5 12.00-20.00 15.80
EC 9 100-150 122 10 8.00-19.00 13.58
SE 7 70-150 115 12 11.00-20.00 15.38







STATE 19 70-150 118 35 5.00-20.00 13.90

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

CUSTOM RATES FOR ENTIRE HAYING OPERATION, PER TON, 2002

Region No. of

Reports

Dollars per Ton Region No. of

Reports

Dollars per Ton
Range Average Range Average








WEST 11 18.00-35.00 23.86 EAST 4 18.00-36.00 25.25
CENTRAL 1/

STATE 17 18.00-36.00 24.91

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.



ROTARY MOWING AND TREE SHEARING

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The average custom rate for rotary mowing was $7.58 per acre or $52.33 per hour in 2002. In 2001, charges were $7.90 per acre or $38.17 per hour.

CUSTOM RATES FOR ROTARY MOWING, 2002

Dist. No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour
Range Avg. Range Avg.







NW 1/

-

WC -

1/

SW 4 7.50-12.00 9.63 -








NC


-

C 1/

1/

SC 4 4.00-10.00 7.25 5 30.00-70.00 49.00







NE 4 6.00-8.00 7.38 1/

EC 4 5.00-8.00 6.84 4 40.00-70.00 55.00
SE 1/

3 50.00-75.00 66.67







STATE 20 4.00-12.00 7.58 15 20.00-75.00 52.33

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

SKID LOADER TREE SHEARING, 2002

Dist. No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour
Range Avg.




NW -

WC -

SW 1/





NC 4 40.00-75.00 53.75
C 1/

SC 7 40.00-55.00 49.29




NE 3 40.00-65.00 50.00
EC 4 30.00-50.00 42.50
SE 7 35.00-50.00 40.36




STATE 26 30.00-75.00 47.60

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

LAND TILLAGE

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Custom rates for tillage operations vary depending on the area of the State, type of soil tillage practice, size of fields and size of equipment. Average charges for regular disking were $6.34 per acre, down 14 cents per acre from the 2001 rate. The average charge per acre for one-way disking was $6.41, 10 cents higher than the 2001 figure of $6.21. The average offset disking charge of $6.72 was up 18 cents an acre from the 2001 rate.

CUSTOM RATES FOR DISKING, 2002

Dist. Disking One-Way Disk Offset Disk
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW 7 4.00-6.50 5.29 1/

6 4.50-8.00 6.42
WC 5 3.50-6.00 4.87 1/

8 5.00-7.00 5.94
SW 7 4.00-9.00 6.36 -

9 5.00-8.00 6.25










NC 3 5.00-6.00 5.50 1/

3 5.00-8.50 7.17
C 12 5.00-7.00 5.96 3 5.25-6.00 5.58 9 5.00-6.75 6.03
SC 12 5.00-8.25 6.38 1/

11 5.00-7.50 5.91










NE 8 5.50-9.00 7.06 -

3 8.50-12.00 9.83
EC 16 5.00-10.00 7.02 -

4 7.25-10.00 8.44
SE 13 4.50-10.00 6.69 1/

4 6.75-12.00 9.06










STATE 83 3.50-10.00 6.34 10 5.00-10.00 6.41 57 4.50-12.00 6.72

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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In 2002, charges for spiketooth harrowing averaged $4.82, an increase of 2 cents per acre. The average for springtooth harrowing increased by 72 cents in 2002 to $4.17 per acre.

CUSTOM RATES FOR HARROWING, 2002

District Spiketooth Harrow Springtooth Harrow
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 1/

1/

WC 1/

-

SW -

1/








NC -

-

C 1/

4 3.00-5.75 4.44
SC 1/

-








NE -

-

EC 1/

-

SE 1/

-








STATE 9 3.50-6.75 4.82 7 3.00-5.75 4.17

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

LAND TILLAGE

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Rates for custom chiseling 4-12 inches deep averaged $7.61 per acre, an 18 cent per acre decrease from the 2001 rate. Deep chiseling, over 12 inches deep, averaged $10.33 per acre, an increase of 79 cents from the 2001 average.

CUSTOM RATES FOR CHISELING, 2002

District Chisel (4-12") Deep Chisel (Over 12")
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 5 4.50-8.00 6.65 3 9.00-11.00 10.00
WC 4 5.00-7.50 6.25 4 5.00-10.00 7.25
SW 6 6.00-7.00 6.50 5 5.00-12.00 8.90







NC -

1/

C 7 5.00-10.00 7.36 4 10.00-12.00 11.13
SC 11 5.00-10.00 7.00 4 8.00-12.00 9.50







NE 1/

1/

EC 8 6.00-12.00 8.63 7 9.00-13.00 10.43
SE 8 6.50-12.00 8.38 1/








STATE 51 4.50-14.00 7.61 33 5.00-18.00 10.33

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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The average moldboard plowing rate increased 47 cents per acre to $9.45, while undercutting operations averaged $5.38 an acre, remaining steady with 2001.

CUSTOM RATES FOR PLOWING AND UNDERCUTTING, 2002

District Moldboard Plow Undercutter (Large "V" Blade)
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 1/

15 4.00-7.00 5.24
WC -

32 3.50-6.00 4.99
SW 1/

23 3.00-7.00 5.43







NC 1/

4 5.00-10.00 7.00
C 4 4.00-10.00 8.00 12 4.00-7.00 5.63
SC 8 6.50-12.00 9.22 6 4.00-6.00 5.58







NE 1/

-

EC 1/

-

SE 1/

1/








STATE 22 4.00-12.00 9.45 93 3.00-10.00 5.38

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

LAND TILLAGE

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The shank cultivator rate was $6.16 and wheel springtooth cultivation averaged $5.67 per acre. The table at the bottom shows historical average custom rate charges for land tillage in Kansas.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FIELD CULTIVATION, 2002

District Shank Cultivator Wheel Springtooth Cultivator
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 9 3.50-8.00 5.28 3 4.50-9.00 6.50
WC 2 5.00-6.00 5.50 1/

SW 8 4.75-11.00 7.66 1/








NC 3 5.50-7.50 6.33 1/

C 15 3.75-8.00 5.38 -

SC 11 3.50-9.00 5.66 1/








NE 5 5.50-8.50 6.90 -

EC 17 5.00-10.00 6.68 1/

SE 11 4.00-10.00 6.27 3 4.00-7.00 5.50







STATE 81 3.50-11.00 6.16 15 4.00-9.00 5.67

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CUSTOM RATES FOR LAND TILLAGE, HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Type of Operation 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Dollars per Acre


Disking 5.26 5.60 5.46 5.53 5.79 5.70 6.02 6.48 6.34
One-Way Disk 5.07 5.58 5.42 5.05 5.60 5.65 6.36 6.21 6.11
Offset Disk 5.77 5.74 6.02 6.17 6.16 6.29 6.76 6.54 6.72
Spiketooth Harrow 4.04 4.21 4.17 4.65 4.73 4.59 4.56 4.80 4.82
Springtooth Harrow 4.36 4.13 4.34 4.79 4.61 4.50 4.93 5.20 4.03
Chisel 4-12" 6.34 6.76 7.21 6.70 6.96 7.00 7.44 7.79 7.61
Deep Chisel Over 12" 7.72 8.24 8.24 8.76 8.61 8.84 9.13 9.54 10.33
Moldboard Plow 8.78 8.99 8.23 8.95 9.10 9.15 9.00 8.98 9.45
Undercutter 4.93 4.91 4.98 4.86 5.02 5.21 5.49 5.38 5.38
Shank Cultivator 5.12 5.17 5.33 5.33 5.42 5.57 5.66 5.92 6.16
Wheel Springtooth

Cultivator

4.69
4.55 4.70 4.74 5.08 5.36 5.20 5.36 5.67

PLANTING (Regular-Till)

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Small grain seeding charges averaged $7.13 per acre, an increase of 64 cents per acre. Grain sorghum charges increased by 41 cents per acre, to $8.13 per acre, in 2002. The average price charged for planting corn was $8.54 per acre, compared to $8.19 per acre in 2001. Soybean seeding charges averaged $8.47 per acre in 2002. This is an increase of 30 cents per acre from last year. The grass seeding rate increased by 85 cents an acre, to $9.77 per acre, in 2002. The price for seeding alfalfa-legumes averaged $9.83 an acre.

CUSTOM RATES FOR REGULAR-TILL PLANTING, 2002

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average




SMALL GRAINS

GRAIN SORGHUM
NW 17 4.00-10.00 6.51 9 4.60-10.00 7.51
WC 22 4.00-9.50 6.23 14 5.00-10.50 8.25
SW 23 4.00-12.00 6.81 11 4.75-10.00 7.11







NC 7 4.50-8.00 6.61 11 6.00-11.00 7.82
C 18 5.00-12.00 7.32 15 6.00-11.00 8.20
SC 23 4.00-13.00 7.55 20 6.00-14.00 9.39







NE 8 6.00-10.00 8.00 3 8.00-12.00 10.00
EC 14 5.00-14.00 7.96 11 5.00-10.00 7.68
SE 15 5.00-15.00 7.75 11 5.00-15.00 7.32







STATE 147 4.00-15.00 7.13 105 4.60-15.00 8.13








CORN

SOYBEANS
NW 10 4.60-12.00 7.97 4 4.60-8.50 6.53
WC 14 7.00-12.00 9.14 6 8.00-10.00 9.08
SW 10 5.00-12.00 8.73 2 5.00-10.00 7.50







NC 5 8.00-10.00 8.70 7 6.00-11.00 8.32
C 12 6.00-12.00 9.29 15 6.00-12.00 8.83
SC 20 6.25-13.00 9.39 14 7.00-13.00 9.54







NE 14 5.00-13.00 8.61 10 6.00-13.00 9.15
EC 16 5.00-10.00 7.63 16 6.00-10.00 7.66
SE 12 5.00-9.00 7.04 16 5.00-15.00 7.61







STATE 113 4.60-13.00 8.54 90 4.60-15.00 8.47




GRASS SEEDING

ALFALFA-LEGUME SEEDING
NW -

1/

WC 1/

1/

SW 4 5.00-12.00 7.50 5 6.50-16.00 11.30







NC -

1/

C 1/

3 6.50-8.00 7.33
SC 1/

3 5.00-8.50 6.83







NE 1/

1/

EC 4 12.00-15.00 12.75 1/

SE 6 5.00-15.00 9.00 5 7.50-15.00 11.30







STATE 22 5.00-15.00 9.77 54 5.00-16.00 9.83

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

PLANTING

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CUSTOM RATES FOR REGULAR-TILL PLANTING, KANSAS HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Crops 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Dollars per Acre
Small Grains 5.37 5.34 5.52 5.71 5.94 6.07 6.22 6.10 6.49 7.13
Grain Sorghum 6.13 6.10 6.40 6.65 6.82 7.08 7.13 6.98 7.72 8.13
Corn 6.41 6.33 6.81 7.19 7.28 7.36 7.53 7.77 8.19 8.54
Soybeans 6.23 6.27 6.69 6.97 7.06 7.38 7.46 8.23 8.17 8.47
Grass 7.37 7.19 7.93 8.50 8.27 7.82 8.37 8.68 8.92 9.77
Alfalfa-Legume 6.42 6.41 7.24 7.29 7.42 7.41 7.76 7.46 8.59 9.83

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PLANTING (Minimum-Till)

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Rates for minimum-till planting of small grains averaged $10.11 per acre, up from $9.89 in 2001. Minimum-till grain sorghum planting averaged $9.91, up 35 cents from last year's rate. Corn planting averaged $10.04 per acre, a 4 cent increase. Soybean planting averaged $10.46, compared to last year's average of $10.50 per acre.

CUSTOM RATES FOR MINIMUM-TILL OR NO-TILL PLANTING, 2002

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average

SMALL GRAINS

GRAIN SORGHUM

NW 16 5.00-12.50 9.20 16 6.50-12.00 9.15
WC 18 6.50-11.00 8.69 23 4.25-12.00 8.86
SW 11 6.00-12.00 10.14 8 7.00-12.00 8.88







NC 19 8.00-16.50 11.39 20 7.00-16.50 10.28
C 32 5.50-16.00 10.84 29 6.00-13.00 10.34
SC 19 6.00-13.00 9.66 21 6.00-14.00 10.69







NE 15 6.50-15.00 10.30 7 7.00-14.00 10.86
EC 18 7.00-14.00 10.08 12 6.00-15.00 9.79
SE 10 6.00-15.00 9.98 8 7.00-15.00 10.44







STATE 158 5.00-16.50 10.11 144 4.25-16.50 9.91

CORN

SOYBEANS

NW 16 4.00-10.50 8.44 3 7.50-9.00 8.17
WC 15 8.00-12.00 9.87 7 8.00-12.00 9.86
SW 14 7.25-12.00 10.81 3 9.00-12.00 11.00







NC 13 8.00-16.50 10.50 11 8.00-13.00 10.16
C 16 4.00-13.00 10.16 21 8.00-15.00 10.98
SC 16 7.50-14.50 11.31 15 6.75-14.00 10.78







NE 23 6.00-14.00 10.43 24 7.50-14.00 11.19
EC 15 6.00-15.00 9.63 16 6.00-15.00 9.44
SE 5 7.00-10.00 8.80 11 6.00-15.00 10.09







STATE 123 4.00-16.50 10.04 111 6.00-15.00 10.46

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CUSTOM RATES FOR MINIMUM-TILL OR NO-TILL PLANTINGS,

HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Crops 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Dollars per Acre











Small Grains 7.41 8.31 9.26 8.88 8.91 9.76 9.77 9.89 10.11
Grain Sorghum 6.96 7.70 8.06 8.12 8.70 8.85 9.16 9.56 9.91
Corn 7.47 8.39 8.44 8.46 8.65 8.96 9.40 10.00 10.04
Soybeans 7.53 8.61 8.87 8.88 9.29 9.61 9.96 10.50 10.46

CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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The custom rates for chemical applications presented here include the cost of machine, power, and operator, but the cost of the chemicals is excluded. Rates charged for crop cultivation with fertilizer application averaged $6.19 per acre, while cultivation without fertilizer application averaged $6.01. This compares with $6.77 and $6.25 per acre, respectively, in 2001.

CUSTOM RATES FOR ROW CROP CULTIVATION, 2002

Region With Fertilizer Without Fertilizer
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







WEST 9 3.50-9.50 6.81 9 2.00-8.00 5.44
CENTRAL 8 3.00-10.00 6.13 10 3.83-8.00 6.74
EAST 6 3.75-9.50 5.38 9 2.00-8.00 5.74
STATE 23 3.00-10.00 6.19 28 2.00-8.00 6.01

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Dry fertilizer applications averaged $3.58 per acre, 5 cents more than in 2001. Liquid fertilizer was applied for an average charge of $3.72 per acre, up 15 cents from last year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FERTILIZER APPLICATION, 2002

District Dry Fertilizer Liquid Fertilizer
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 18 2.00-4.25 3.51 32 3.00-4.50 3.69
WC 18 2.50-4.50 3.56 26 2.00-9.00 3.71
SW 33 2.10-5.50 3.60 43 2.50-6.50 4.01







NC 49 3.00-4.25 3.74 54 3.00-6.50 3.71
C 41 2.75-4.50 3.46 69 2.00-6.50 3.33
SC 79 2.50-5.50 3.35 76 2.00-5.50 3.38







NE 54 3.00-5.25 3.94 56 3.25-8.75 4.30
EC 40 2.75-6.00 3.92 30 3.00-6.00 4.18
SE 41 2.50-4.50 3.31 38 2.80-4.50 3.58







STATE 373 2.00-6.00 3.58 424 2.00-9.00 3.72

CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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Custom chemical applicators charged an average of $5.90 per acre to apply anhydrous ammonia, 29 cents more than the 2001 average.

CUSTOM RATES FOR APPLICATION OF

ANHYDROUS AMMONIA, 2002

District No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average




NW 5 2.00-7.00 4.60
WC 1/

SW 11 5.25-8.00 6.47




NC 7 2.00-7.50 5.46
C 10 2.50-8.00 5.73
SC 6 3.50-7.00 5.17




NE 9 4.00-8.00 6.82
EC 10 2.00-8.00 5.85
SE 5 3.25-8.00 5.45




STATE 75 2.00-8.00 5.90

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The average cost for aerial application of herbicide was $4.52 per acre, up 13 cents from 2001. When herbicides were applied with a ground rig, the average cost was $3.81, 9 cents above 2001.

CUSTOM RATES FOR HERBICIDE APPLICATION, 2002

District Aerial Ground Rig
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 9 4.00-5.00 4.52 40 3.00-4.50 3.73
WC 4 3.50-4.00 3.86 40 2.75-4.50 3.54
SW 14 3.00-5.00 4.17 41 2.50-5.00 3.65







NC 8 3.50-4.25 3.97 70 3.00-4.50 3.76
C 16 2.60-5.00 4.52 74 2.75-5.00 3.53
SC 5 4.00-8.00 5.04 72 2.50-6.30 3.52







NE 3 4.25-6.00 5.00 74 3.50-6.00 4.36
EC 1/

43 3.00-6.00 4.41
SE 5 4.00-6.00 5.20 53 2.55-4.75 3.76







STATE 66 2.60-8.00 4.52 507 2.50-6.30 3.81

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State total.

CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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The average cost for aerial application of insecticide was $4.49 per acre, up 7 cents from last year. When insecticides were applied with a ground rig, the average cost was $3.90 per acre, up 13 cents from the 2001 rate.

CUSTOM RATES FOR INSECTICIDE APPLICATION, 2002

District Aerial Ground Rig
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Acre
Range Average Range Average







NW 10 4.00-5.00 4.53 27 3.00-4.50 3.81
WC 3 3.95-4.25 4.07 24 2.75-9.00 3.81
SW 16 3.00-5.00 4.23 23 2.50-6.00 3.80







NC 8 3.75-4.50 4.19 36 3.20-5.50 3.77
C 4 4.00-8.15 5.41 46 2.75-5.00 3.68
SC 1/

48 2.75-6.00 3.60







NE -

44 3.25-6.00 4.39
EC 1/

27 3.00-7.00 4.48
SE 6 3.50-6.00 4.58 32 2.55-6.00 3.87







STATE 51 3.00-8.15 4.49 307 2.50-9.00 3.90

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CUSTOM RATES FOR CHEMICAL APPLICATION,

HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Type of Operation

or Application

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Dollars per Acre










Cultivation with Fertilizer 5.69 6.08 5.78 5.91 6.43 5.61 6.48 6.77 6.19










Cultivation without Fertilizer 5.16 5.31 5.74 5.96 6.11 5.88 5.75 6.25 6.01










Dry Fertilizer 2.91 2.93 3.02 3.06 3.12 3.23 3.40 3.53 3.58










Liquid Fertilizer 3.09 3.09 3.14 3.19 3.29 3.33 3.50 3.57 3.72










Anhydrous Ammonia 4.87 5.09 5.56 5.24 5.59 5.28 5.67 5.61 5.90










Herbicide








Aerial 4.46 3.89 4.20 3.30 4.11 4.15 4.20 4.39 4.52
Ground Rig 3.18 3.25 3.32 3.28 3.39 3.48 3.59 3.72 3.81










Insecticide








Aerial 4.53 3.81 4.20 3.91 4.11 4.16 4.19 4.42 4.49
Ground Rig 3.24 3.22 3.34 3.30 3.41 3.54 3.66 3.77 3.90

FEED PREPARATION

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Rates for custom feed preparations are those generally charged by grain elevators and feed mills. Rates charged in 2002 are very close to those reported in 2001. Reports averaged 36 cents per cwt. for grinding grain, 33 cents per cwt. for rolling grain, 74 cents per cwt. for grinding hay, 26 cents per cwt. for mixing, 51 cents per cwt. for rolling and mixing, and 53 cents per cwt. for grinding and mixing.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED PREPARATION, 2002

District Grinding Grain Rolling Grain Grinding Hay
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt.
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW 1/

6 10-35 24 -

WC 7 14-50 36 10 10-50 33 1/

SW 5 30-40 37 6 30-40 35 1/











NC 13 25-50 37 21 25-65 36 1/

C 7 20-60 40 15 20-55 31 4 20-140 90
SC 11 25-50 35 20 20-50 31 3 40-100 62










NE 11 24-40 31 10 20-40 29 1/

EC 9 25-50 35 9 30-60 43 -

SE 9 26-45 36 14 26-45 33 -











STATE 71 14-60 36 111 10-65 33 13 20-140 74

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District Mixing Rolling and Mixing Grinding and Mixing
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt.
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW 5 15-35 19 1/

-

WC 7 10-40 24 5 25-60 45 3 40-55 48
SW 7 20-40 30 6 30-80 57 3 30-80 60










NC 14 10-70 33 12 35-75 48 5 35-60 46
C 14 14-55 25 11 20-70 43 4 20-75 43
SC 19 20-50 26 13 30-60 52 6 45-60 53










NE 8 14-35 24 10 25-70 50 8 25-70 47
EC 9 15-40 29 8 20-100 70 4 50-100 80
SE 12 10-40 23 11 26-75 51 12 25-75 56










STATE 95 10-70 26 78 20-100 51 45 20-100 53

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

FEED PREPARATION

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Pelleting feed operations averaged 76 cents per cwt., 6 cents higher than in 2001. The charge for grinding, mixing, and pelleting operations combined was an average of 119 cents per cwt., 1 cent higher than in 2001. Sacking operations, excluding the cost of sacks, averaged 95 cents per cwt., 4 cents higher than last year.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED PREPARATION, 2002

District Pelleting Only Grinding, Mixing

and Pelleting

Sacking
No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt. No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Cwt.
Range Avg. Range Avg. Range Avg.










NW -

-

4 75-170 106
WC -

-

5 30-160 98
SW 1/

1/

5 40-84 59










NC -

-

9 60-180 116
C 1/

-

8 70-160 107
SC 3 60-75 65 1/

12 30-200 89










NE -

-

9 50-200 116
EC 1/

1/

10 30-180 107
SE 3 80-100 87 1/

13 50-100 74










STATE 9 30-125 76 6 60-150 119 75 30-200 95

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

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CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED PREPARATION,

HISTORICAL AVERAGES

Type of Preparation 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Cents per Cwt.


Grinding Grain 29 30 29 29 33 31 35 34 36
Rolling Grain 27 28 28 28 30 29 30 31 33
Grinding Hay 56 49 75 - 56 - - 66 74
Mixing 21 20 21 22 22 22 23 23 26
Rolling and Mixing 43 40 44 42 44 45 42 49 51
Grinding and Mixing 43 45 46 44 49 46 51 53 53
Pelleting 72 69 72 67 77 73 82 70 76
Grinding, Mixing,








and Pelleting 107 108 118 95 99 122 126 118 119
Sacking








(excluding sacks) 76 69 72 73 76 88 93 91 95

FEED DELIVERY

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There are many different methods of charging for bulk feed deliveries. Rates for four of the most commonly reported methods are presented below. Method 1 has a charge per load plus a charge per mile. Other types of charges were reported but could not be summarized for this report. Many operators also charge extra for miles beyond a specified limit. For all methods, the average extra charge was $1.19 per mile after 7.7 miles.

CUSTOM RATES FOR FEED DELIVERY, 2002

District Method 1

(Charge per Load plus Mileage)

Method 2

(Charge per Mile)

Method 3

(Charge per Ton)

Method 4

(Charge per Load)

Extra Charge

(All Methods)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Load

+ Dollars

per

Mile

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Mile

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Ton

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of

Reports

Dollars

per

Load

Avg.

Load

(Tons)

No. of Reports Maxim.

Miles

Extra

Charge

$ per

Mile



















NW 1/



1/

1/

1/

1/

WC 1/



1/

1/

1/

1/

SW 1/



-

1/

3 25.33 7.7 1/



















NC 9 12.83
0.99 7.1 4 1.76 7.3 -

6 21.92 5.9 1/

C 8 20.88
1.19 9.1 4 1.94 4.5 1/







SC







1/

























NE 1/



3 1.37 4.3 1/

9 16.56 5.5 3 8.33 1.15
EC 4 21.88
1.20 6.5 -

1/

9 24.40 4.3 1/

SE 1/



5 1.66 7.2 4 5.13 7.3 4 18.75 5.5 1/



















STATE 33 16.33
1.13 7.9 23 1.63 6.1 14 5.81 7.8 47 19.05 6.0 15 7.73 1.19

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.

MACHINERY RENTAL

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Rental costs listed below do not include the cost of fuel or labor for self-propelled equipment and tractors. Fertilizer applicators were the most commonly reported rental items, followed by tractors, combines, and planting equipment. Many items, such as cultivators, chisels, and mower/conditioners were reported but had too few reports to summarize.

Rental charges are similar to those reported in recent years. Average rental costs for most items show only small increases or decreases. Some of the variation may be due to the small numbers of reports for some rental items.

MACHINE RENTAL RATES, 2002

Machine or Tool Method of Charge Number of

Reports

Range Average





Combine $/Hour 22 60.00-125.00 92.95





Corn Head $/Acre 4 5.00-8.00 6.38
Row Crop Head $/Acre 6 4.00-8.00 6.33
Flex Head $/Acre 3 5.00-6.00 5.50





No-Till Drill $/Acre 22 5.00-10.00 7.21
Drill-Seeder $/Acre 8 2.50-8.00 5.75





Fertilizer Applicators



Dry $/Ton 28 4.00-30.00 9.27
Dry $/Acre 20 .50-12.00 2.32
Liquid $/Acre 6 1.25-3.00 2.29
Anhydrous $/Ton 10 5.00-25.00 13.00
Anhydrous $/Acre 18 1.00-8.50 2.29
Dual $/Acre 10 1.75-3.00 2.33





Hay Equipment



Baler, Large Bales $/Bale 3 3.50-12.00 6.83
Tub Grinder $/Hour 17 90.00-130.00 112.35





Tractor



50-100 HP $/Hour 3 12.00-15.00 14.00
101-150 HP $/Hour 12 14.00-30.00 20.00
151-200 HP $/Hour 14 15.00-35.00 21.36
201+ HP $/Hour 10 25.00-45.00 32.05
Size Not Specified $/Hour 25 8.00-35.00 23.56







FENCE BUILDING

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Rates for fence building listed below were reported on the Bluestem Pasture Survey completed in April of 2002. Producers in the 14 Flint Hills counties were surveyed and asked to provide current fence building costs. The reported rates varied considerably due to the difference in equipment and terrain. The rate charged for building a five-wire, all-steel post fence, including materials, averaged $10.90 per rod. The rate excluding materials averaged $6.55 per rod. Average hourly rates charged for fence building are $15.50 per hour without equipment, and $28.10 per hour with equipment.



CUSTOM RATES FOR FENCE BUILDING, PER ROD 1/, 2002

Fence

Type

Steel Posts Only
No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Rod
Range Average

Excluding Materials

Four Wire 6 2.10-8.00 5.48
Five Wire 32 3.75-12.00 6.55

Including Materials




Four Wire 4 5.00-11.00 8.10
Five Wire 23 6.00-24.75 10.90

1/ Additional charges for rough and rocky terrain ranged from $1.00-$8.00 per rod and averaged $2.18 per rod.



Custom

Fence Builders

No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour Average Number

of Persons

Range Average





With Equipment 22 6.50-65.00 28.10 1.7
Without Equipment 7 8.00-30.00 15.50 1.4



TERRACING AND DOZING



Building terraces averaged 54 cents per foot, an increase of 2 cents from 2001. The average cost for general dozer work was $83.46 per hour, compared to $77.20 last year.



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CUSTOM RATES FOR TERRACING AND DOZING, 2002

District No. of

Rpts.

Cents per Foot No. of

Rpts.

Dollars per Hour
Range Average Range Average

Terracing

Dozing








NW 1/

1/

WC 3 38-50 46 1/

SW 1/

1/








NC 4 36-58 49 8 65-85 74.38
C 3 50-60 53 3 75-105 91.67
SC 1/

3 60-75 65.00







NE 3 35-80 58 16 45-115 83.40
EC 1/

6 65-150 97.51
SE 1/

6 80-110 93.33







STATE 20 35-80 54 46 40-150 83.46

1/ Insufficient reports; included in State totals.