2004 North Dakota Custom Rates
Part II - Late Season Operations


December 16, 2004

Introduction
This publication is the result of an October survey conducted by the USDA's North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service. Over 1,900 reports from farmers and ranchers, elevators, custom harvesters, and other custom operators were tabulated. The survey is designed to provide state and regional averages of custom work rates. The late season survey has been conducted every three years since 1962, except during 1980 - 1986 when it was conducted every other year.

Appreciation is expressed to all survey participants who provided the data for this report and also to North Dakota State University Extension Service personnel for their assistance on this project. Funding was provided by the North Dakota State University Experiment Station and Extension Service.

The Data
This report contains state and regional level custom work rates for harvesting, drying and hauling crops, seed preparation, hauling hay and livestock, and other custom work for fall operations.

Included for each operation are the number of reports, the range in rates, the most frequently reported rate, and the average rate. Also included are state level 2001 average rates, 2004 rates as a percent of 2001 and historical comparisons back to 1982 for selected operations. Regional averages are reported where there were a sufficient number of reports. We advise the reader to exercise discretion when using rates where less than fifteen reports were tabulated. The abbreviation "D" represents not published to avoid disclosing individual data.

The ranges show the minimum and maximum for each custom operation. The range is affected by the locality of the reporter and the size of the custom operator. A farmer/rancher who does a small amount of custom work for their neighbors may charge less than a large-scale operator. No adjustments are made for this or any other special circumstances.

Several new questions were added to this year's survey. Respondents were given the opportunity to report rental rates for shredding corn stalks, grain storage rates and farm machinery storage rates.

The rates in this report are averages, not estimates. They include the charges for equipment, power, fuel, and the operator. Exchange work was not considered custom work for this survey.


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Custom Farm Work Rates, North Dakota, 2004


2004 North Dakota Statewide Averages for
Harvesting Crops, Seed Preparation and Machine Rental
Operation Unit 2004 2001
Average
Rate
2004 as
Percent of
2001
Number of
Reports
Range in Rates Most Frequent
Rate Reported
Average Rate
Harvesting Grain Crops - - - - - Dollars Per Unit - - - - - Percent
    Swathing Grain
    Self-Propelled
Acre 172 3.00-13.00 5 .00 6 .21 5 .47 114
Hour 1 D D D 41 .90 NA
    Pull-Type Acre 124 2.00-12.00 5 .00 5 .75 5 .23 110
    Swathing Canola
    Self-Propelled
Acre 104 3.50-16.00 7 .00 7 .05 6 .10 116
Hour 2 D D D 73 .00 NA
    Pull-Type Acre 62 2.00-15.00 8 .00 6 .98 5 .77 121
    Combining From Swaths     
    Small Grains & Flaxseed Acre 329 10.00-28.00 18 .00 16 .12 14 .72 110
Hour 22 65.00-160.00 100 .00 108 .36 98 .77 110
    Dry Edible Beans Acre 75 12.00-30.00 20 .00 21 .02 19 .06 110
Hour 6 105.00-200.00 125 .00 141 .67 111 .00 128
    Canola Acre 152 10.00-28.00 18 .00 17 .25 15 .25 113
Hour 8 85.00-150.00 120 .00 116 .25 107 .11 109
    Straight Combining
    Small Grains & Flaxseed Acre 507 10.00-28.00 18 .00 16 .27 15 .03 108
Hour 32 65.00-175.00 100 .00 108 .91 103 .13 106
    Corn Acre 146 11.50-35.00 20 .00 18 .43 17 .33 106
Hour 8 65.00-200.00 105 .00 110 .00 105 .50 104
    Sunflower Acre 162 11.00-25.00 15 .00 16 .31 15 .29 107
Hour 8 65.00-250.00 65 .00 124 .38 106 .54 117
    Soybeans Acre 240 12.00-28.00 20 .00 18 .22 16 .72 109
Hour 20 65.00-160.00 150 .00 120 .75 103 .69 116
    Dry Edible Beans Acre 63 12.00-30.00 20 .00 19 .64 18 .29 107
Hour 4 105.00-150.00 NA 125 .00 119 .17 105
    Dry Bean Harvesting
    Cutting Only (Knifing) Acre 48 5.00-22.00 8 .00 11 .11 10 .69 104
     Windrowing (After Knifing) Acre 31 3.25-25.00 4 .00 8 .64 6 .47 134
    Cutting & Windrowing (One Operation) Acre 38 5.00-30.00 10 .00 14 .79 16 .31 91
    Sugarbeet Harvesting
    Topping Acre 5 5.00-18.00 NA 13 .00 14 .14 92
    Lifting Acre 6 14.00-45.00 14 .00 23 .33 35 .44 66
    Potato Harvesting
     Dessicant Application Acre 4 5.75-18.00 NA 9 .94 NA NA
     Roto Beating Vines Acre 3 D D D NA NA
     Digging Acre 4 10.00-30.00 NA 17 .75 NA NA
Making Corn Silage
    Field Chopping Only Acre 51 8.50-60.00 30 .00 26 .75 20 .78 129
Hour 11 35.00-350.00 350 .00 170 .73 90 .40 189
    Field Chopping and Hauling Acre 91 12.00-60.00 50 .00 37 .55 26 .26 143
Hour 38 50.00-500.00 400 .00 305 .50 168 .18 182
Shredding Corn Stalks Acre 26 3.00-12.50 8 .00 6 .92 NA NA
Seed Preparation
    Seed Grain
    Cleaning Only Gross Bu. 477 0.04-1.50 0 .35 0.380 0.361 105
    Treating Only Gross Bu. 65 0.02-2.00 1 .00 0.543 0.514 105
    Cleaning and Treating Gross Bu. 52 0.05-3.00 0 .60 0.915 0.846 108
    Flaxseed
    Cleaning Only Gross Bu. 95 0.05-2.00 1 .00 0.680 0.564 121
    Treating Only Gross Bu. 11 0.05-0.75 0 .50 0.360 0.539 66
    Cleaning and Treating Gross Bu. 7 0.05-1.50 0 .60 0.779 1.029 75
Machine Rental
    Tractor
    Under 100 Horsepower Hour 1/ 123 9.00-100.00 20 .00 27 .63 22 .22 124
    100 - 200 Horsepower Hour 1/ 168 7.00-150.00 20 .00 38 .88 30 .11 129
    Over 200 Horsepower Hour 1/ 133 12.50-200.00 40 .00 55 .56 43 .82 127
    Combine Acre 14 8.00-17.00 10 .00 12 .07 13 .42 90
     Hour 1/ 224 15.00-150.00 100 .00 100 .61 93 .12 108
     Grain Cart Rental Acre 12 1.00-5.00 1 .00 2 .10 3 .29 64
Hour 1/ 9 6.25-30.00 10 .00 13 .25 22 .89 58
     Swather
    Self-Propelled Acre 33 1.00-20.00 3 .00 5 .45 4 .76 114
Hour 1/ 11 10.00-80.00 40 .00 39 .73 38 .80 102
    Pull-Type Acre 31 1.75-9.00 2 .00 3 .83 3 .90 98
Hour 1/ 6 10.00-40.00 10 .00 20 .00 24 .63 81
    Field Roller Acre 142 0.50-10.00 2 .00 2 .78 NA NA
         Hour 1/ 5 1.75-15.00 NA 7 .25 NA NA
1/ Rates for machine rentals are in tachometer hours. D=Insufficient Reports. NA=Not Available.

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2004 North Dakota Statewide Averages for Drying and Hauling Crops, Hay and Cattle
Operation Unit Basic Charge - 2004 2001
Average
Rate
2004 as
% of
2001
Extra Charge - 2004
Number
of
Reports
Range
in Rates
Most
Frequent
Rate
Reported
Average
Maximum
Moisture
Content
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
For Each
Additional 1% Moisture
Removed
- Dollars Per Unit - Percent -- Dollars Per Unit - - Percent $/Unit
Drying Grain
Small Grains Bu 145 0 .02-0.35 0 .10 16 .35 0 .145 0 .113 128 39 0 .047
Corn Bu 37 0 .02-0.50 0 .15 20 .50 0 .179 0 .132 136 13 0 .034
Sunflower Cwt 11 0 .03-0.50 0 .12 15 .50 0 .168 0 .165 102 6 0 .027
Flaxseed Bu 5 0 .03-0.32 NA 16 .40 0 .168 0 .109 154 3 D
Soybeans Bu 12 0 .03-0.30 0 .03 19 .70 0 .147 0 .125 118 5 0 .034

Operation Unit Basic Charge - 2004 2001
Average
Rate
2004 as
% of
2001
Extra Charge - 2004
Number
of
Reports
Range
in Rates
Most
Frequent
Rate
Reported
Average
Base
Mileage
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Per 10
Miles
Over Base
Mileage
- Dollars Per Unit - Miles - - Dollars Per Unit - - Percent $/Unit
Hauling Crops
    Wheat, All Bu 273 0 .03-0.80 0 .10 25 .00 0 .123 0 .116 106 72 0 .093
    Barley Bu 126 0 .03-0.30 0 .10 28 .01 0 .119 0 .117 102 32 0 .052
    Oats Bu 82 0 .03-0.30 0 .10 20 .83 0 .107 0 .107 100 27 0 .053
    Sunflower Cwt 40 0 .05-2.00 0 .12 71 .32 0 .413 0 .378 109 10 0 .063
Canola Cwt 38 0 .05-0.70 0 .10 48 .90 0 .211 0 .369 57 9 0 .051
    Flaxseed Bu 32 0 .03-0.60 0 .10 30 .75 0 .139 0 .107 130 12 0 .072
    Corn Bu 40 0 .04-0.25 0 .10 25 .06 0 .110 0 .114 96 14 0 .060
    Hauling Silage Ton 6 0 .05-3.00 NA 8 .00 1 .272 NA NA 2 D
    Hauling Potatoes Cwt 5 0 .05-1.05 NA 105 .00 0 .710 NA NA 1 D
    Sugarbeets Ton 10 1 .00-5.00 4 .00 15 .20 3 .760 3 .930 96 4 0 .185

Operation Unit Basic Charge - 2004 2001
Average
Rate
2004 as
% of
2001
Loading Charge - 2004
Number
of
Reports
Range
in Rates
Most
Frequent
Rate
Reported
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Charge
- - - - - - - - Dollars Per Unit - - - - - - - - Percent $/Load
Hauling Hay
    By the Load (Loose & Bales)
        Less than 10 tons Mile 1/ 46 0.15-3.75 3.00 2.55 2.37 108 36 18 .42
        10 - 20 tons Mile 1/ 112 0.20-12.00 3.00 3.00 2.69 112 73 21 .22
        Over 20 tons Mile 1/ 80 0.20-4.50 3.00 2.94 2.72 108 41 23 .00
    By the Bale
        Small Sq. Bales 2/ Bale 4 0.10-0.25 0.10 0.16 0.87 18
{Included in
basic charges
        Large Sq. Bales 2/ Bale 9 0.20-5.00 2.75 2.34 2.24 104
        Large Rd. Bales 2/ Bale 47 0.10-8.50 3.00 3.06 2.48 123
No.
Rpts.
Average
Cwt.\Load
Hauling Cattle
    Gooseneck Trailer Mile 3/ 197 1.00-4.00 2.00 2.23 1.98 113 152 125 .99
    Semi Trailer Mile 3/ 275 1.00-18.75 3.00 3.08 2.78 111 205 459 .77
1/ Loaded Mile, Excludes Loading. 2/ Average rate based on an average of 66.7 miles for small square bales, 99.2 miles for large square bales, and 25.3 miles for large round bales. Extra charges apply for hauls exceeding this base mileage were $0.20 per mile for small square bales, $1.33 per mile for large square bales, and $1.82 per mile for large round bales. 3/ Loaded Mile. D=Insufficient Reports. NA=Not Available.


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2004 North Dakota Statewide Averages, Other Custom Work
Operation     2004 2001
Average
Rate
2004 as
Percent of
2001
Unit Number of
Reports
Range
in Rates
Most Frequent
Rate Reported
Average
Rate
Custom Farming 1/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dollars Per Unit - - - - - - - - - - - - - Percent
    Small Grains Acre 69 9.00-100.00 40 .00 40 .17 40 .73 99
    Row Crops Acre 40 10.00-120.00 50 .00 49 .26 54 .55 90
Miscellaneous
    Mowing/Clipping CRP Acre 201 1.00-15.00 5 .00 6 .48 6 .22 104
Hour 25 8.00-100.00 25 .00 51 .28 22 .25 230
    On Farm Grain Bin Storage Cents/Bu/Month 329 0.01-0.15 0 .02 0 .03 NA NA
    Machine Shed Rental Cents/Sq Ft/Month 54 0.01-1.50 0 .01 0 .13 NA NA
    Farm Drainage/Ditching Hour 49 3.00-200.00 100 .00 86 .03 84 .80 101
    Land Leveling Hour 24 8.00-200.00 60 .00 72 .21 64 .31 112
    Rock Picking Hour 56 2.00-100.00 50 .00 42 .99 42 .72 101
    Snow Removal
        Front End Loader Hour 203 6.00-100.00 50 .00 50 .87 48 .84 104
        Tractor Blower Hour 203 10.00-120.00 50 .00 47 .39 43 .50 109
1/ Includes all necessary farming operations from field preparation through harvesting. NA=Not Available.

1982 - 2004 Statewide Averages, Historical Data
Operation Unit 1982 1984 1986 1989 1992 1995 1998 2001 2004
- - - - - - - - - - - - - Dollars Per Unit - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Swathing Grain
    Self Propelled Acre 3.55 3.73 3.67 3.94 4.22 4.46 5.04 5.47 6.21
    PTO Unit Acre 3.16 3.36 3.39 3.68 4.03 4.23 4.58 5.23 5.75
Combining From Swaths
    Small Grains & Flaxseed 1/ Acre 12.65 12.61 11.59 11.82 13.13 13.70 13.82 14.72 16.12
    Dry Beans Acre 15.91 15.04 14.65 16.27 18.20 18.18 19.06 19.06 21.02
Straight Combining
    Small grains & Flaxseed 1/ Acre 12.76 12.57 11.71 11.80 13.15 13.74 13.88 15.03 16.27
    Corn Acre 15.10 14.83 14.46 14.05 15.23 16.33 16.26 17.33 18.43
    Sunflower Acre 13.52 13.26 12.54 12.40 13.54 14.14 14.49 15.29 16.31
    Soybeans Acre 14.46 14.68 14.08 14.20 15.70 15.57 16.10 16.72 18.22
    Dry Beans Acre 16.12 15.31 15.46 16.46 18.39 17.96 19.10 18.29 19.64
Making Corn Silage
    Chopping Only Acre 15.76 16.41 16.06 16.83 17.65 18.51 18.69 20.78 26.75
    Chopping and Hauling Acre 18.42 21.22 19.54 20.02 21.65 22.62 23.62 26.26 37.55
Drying
    Small Grains Bushel 0.151 0.152 0.131 0.118 0.108 0.111 0.123 0.113 0.145
    Flaxseed Bushel 0.172 0.172 0.153 0.124 0.110 0.134 0.134 0.109 0.168
    Corn Bushel 0.181 0.176 0.164 0.126 0.115 0.123 0.146 0.132 0.179
    Sunflower Cwt 0.286 0.309 0.204 0.200 0.157 0.152 0.171 0.165 0.168
    Soybeans Bushel NA NA NA NA 0.093 0.085 0.115 0.125 0.147
Hauling
    Wheat Bushel 0.107 0.095 0.096 0.092 0.090 0.098 0.109 0.116 0.123
    Barley Bushel 0.101 0.091 0.093 0.089 0.088 0.094 0.101 0.117 0.119
    Oats Bushel 0.098 0.089 0.087 0.088 0.087 0.094 0.100 0.107 0.107
    Flaxseed Bushel 0.110 0.096 0.088 0.094 0.091 0.097 0.124 0.107 0.139
    Corn Bushel 0.107 0.091 0.086 0.085 0.087 0.097 0.101 0.114 0.110
    Sunflower Cwt 0.170 0.165 0.168 0.202 0.196 0.189 0.339 0.378 0.413
Seed Grain Preparation
    Cleaning Only Gross Bu 0.254 0.275 0.277 0.291 0.299 0.321 0.340 0.361 0.380
    Treating Only Gross Bu 0.318 0.404 0.393 0.437 0.504 0.552 0.519 0.514 0.543
    Cleaning & Treating Gross Bu 0.542 0.678 0.643 0.718 0.784 0.800 0.726 0.846 0.915
Farm Drainage/Ditching Hour 50.54 56.80 54.48 50.34 58.66 63.49 76.25 84.80 86.03
Land Leveling Hour 51.55 55.21 51.17 48.03 58.31 60.61 63.26 64.31 72.21
Rock Picking Hour 37.02 35.69 35.34 37.55 40.20 39.26 52.29 42.72 42.99
1/ Averages for years 1980-1998 do not include flaxseed. NA = Not Available.


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2004 North Dakota Farming Region Averages
Region Swathing Grain
Self-Propelled
Swathing Grain
PTO Unit
Swathing Canola
Self-Propelled
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average Rate
- - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - -
W 59 3.00-12.00 6.00 6.18 32 3.00-8.00 5.00 5.44 22 4.00-8.00 8.00 6.50
WC 48 3.50-10.00 5.00 6.39 31 3.50-10.00 5.00 6.29 37 3.50-16.00 7.00 7.36
EC 48 3.50-13.00 5.00 6.15 44 2.00-12.00 5.00 5.72 36 4.00-15.00 7.00 7.17
RRV 17 4.00-8.00 5.00 6.03 17 3.00-8.00 5.00 5.47 9 4.00-8.00 7.00 6.61
STATE 172 3.00-13.00 5.00 6.21 124 2.00-12.00 5.00 5.75 104 3.50-16.00 7.00 7.05
Region Swathing Canola
PTO Unit
Combining Small Grains &
Flaxseed from Swath
Combining Dry Beans
from Swath
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average Rate
- - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - -
W 14 4.00-8.00 8.00 6.57 73 10.00-25.00 18.00 15.75 7 13.00-25.00 18.00 17.64
WC 19 5.00-14.00 5.00 7.58 96 11.00-20.00 14.00 15.90 11 15.00-27.00 16.00 20.45
EC 23 2.00-15.00 5.00 6.91 125 11.00-28.00 18.00 16.77 36 12.00-30.00 20.00 21.97
RRV 6 4.00-8.00 8.00 6.33 35 10.00-20.00 15.00 15.14 21 15.00-30.00 20.00 20.81
STATE 62 2.00-15.00 8.00 6.98 329 10.00-28.00 18.00 16.12 75 12.00-30.00 20.00 21.02
Region Combining Canola
from Swath
Straight Combining
Small Grains & Flaxseed
Combining
Corn
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average Rate
- - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - -
W 38 12.00-25.00 18.00 16.42 155 10.00-25.00 14.00 15.67 24 12.00-25.00 16.00 16.73
WC 44 11.50-26.00 17.00 16.92 131 10.00-25.00 18.00 16.13 33 11.50-30.00 20.00 18.39
EC 60 10.00-28.00 18.00 18.09 156 11.00-28.00 18.00 17.01 63 12.00-35.00 20.00 19.31
RRV 10 12.00-20.00 18.00 16.75 65 11.00-24.50 15.00 16.19 26 12.00-25.00 18.00 17.94
STATE 152 10.00-28.00 18.00 17.25 507 10.00-28.00 18.00 16.27 146 11.50-35.00 20.00 18.43
Region Combining
Sunflower
Straight Combining
Soybeans
Straight Combining
Dry Beans
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average Rate
- - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - -
W 29 11.00-21.00 18.00 16.33 13 12.00-24.00 20.00 18.15 10 12.00-20.00 18.00 16.65
WC 48 11.50-25.00 15.00 15.95 44 12.00-27.00 20.00 18.53 12 15.00-22.00 15.00 18.17
EC 64 11.00-22.00 15.00 16.70 130 12.00-28.00 20.00 18.52 23 12.00-30.00 20.00 21.43
RRV 21 11.00-20.00 15.00 15.88 53 12.00-24.00 15.00 17.24 18 15.00-25.00 20.00 20.00
STATE 162 11.00-25.00 15.00 16.31 240 12.00-28.00 20.00 18.22 63 12.00-30.00 20.00 19.64
Region Chopping
Corn Silage
Chopping and Hauling
Corn Silage
Cleaning
Seed Grain
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average Rate
- - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Gross Bushel - - -
W 14 8.50-60.00 20.00 22.75 22 12.00-60.00 45.00 37.39 175 0.09-1.00 0.35 0.366
WC 17 12.00-35.00 30.00 27.65 34 18.00-50.00 30.00 34.01 140 0.04-1.00 0.30 0.345
EC 12 18.00-40.00 40.00 30.42 27 20.00-60.00 50.00 42.89 116 0.04-1.50 0.40 0.406
RRV 8 14.00-35.00 20.00 26.38 8 20.00-50.00 25.00 35.00 46 0.05-1.25 0.50 0.473
STATE 51 8.50-60.00 30.00 26.75 91 12.00-60.00 50.00 37.55 477 0.04-1.50 0.35 0.380
Region Cleaning
Flaxseed
Treating
Seed Grain
Cleaning and Treating
Seed Grain
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average Rate
- - - Dollars Per Gross Bushel - - - - - - Dollars Per Gross Bushel - - - - - - Dollars Per Gross Bushel - - -
W 22 0.30-1.35 1.00 0.716 25 0.10-2.00 1.00 0.498 21 0.20-2.50 0.60 0.806
WC 47 0.25-2.00 0.50 0.676 11 0.02-0.50 0.25 0.279 8 0.35-1.25 0.35 0.644
EC 24 0.06-1.20 1.00 0.691 16 0.05-2.00 1.00 0.756 14 0.17-3.00 0.60 1.301
RRV 2 D D D 13 0.05-2.00 1.00 0.590 9 0.05-2.50 0.50 0.811
STATE 95 0.05-2.00 1.00 0.679 65 0.02-2.00 1.00 0.543 52 0.05-3.00 0.60 0.915
D=Insufficient Reports. NA=Not Available
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2004 North Dakota Farming Region Averages
Region Drying
Small Grains
Drying
Corn
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Avg. Maximum
Moisture Content
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Avg. Maximum
Moisture Content
- - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Percent - - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Percent
W 18 0 .10-0.35 0.20 0.185 16.41 2 D D D D
WC 45 0 .02-0.30 0.10 0.137 15.95 4 0 .10-0.20 0.20 0.155 20.20
EC 61 0 .03-0.30 0.10 0.139 16.75 22 0 .02-0.50 0.03 0.182 20.60
RRV 21 0 .06-0.28 0.10 0.150 16.00 9 0 .07-0.30 0.12 0.151 20.56
STATE 145 0 .02-0.35 0.10 0.145 16.36 37 0 .02-0.50 0.15 0.179 20.50
Region Drying
Sunflower
Drying
Flaxseed
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Avg. Maximum
Moisture Content
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Avg. Maximum
Moisture Content
- - - Dollars Per Cwt. - - - Percent - - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Percent
W 3 D D D D 1 D D D D
WC 4 0 .04-0.12 0.12 0.083 14.60 1 D D D D
EC 3 D D D D 2 D D D D
RRV 1 D D D D 1 D D D D
STATE 11 0 .03-0.50 0.12 0.168 15.50 5 0 .03-0.32 NA 0.168 16 .4
Region Hauling
Wheat
Hauling
Oats
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Average
Base Mileage
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Average
Base Mileage
- - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Miles - - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Miles
W 112 0 .04-0.40 0.12 0.141 29.90 27 0 .05-0.30 0.10 0.129 23.83
WC 69 0 .05-0.25 0.10 0.113 21.49 27 0 .05-0.13 0.10 0.099 20.45
EC 67 0 .03-0.80 0.10 0.115 22.26 16 0 .03-0.17 0.10 0.097 20.27
RRV 25 0 .03-0.25 0.10 0.092 14.31 12 0 .03-0.25 0.10 0.092 14.44
STATE 273 0 .03-0.80 0.10 0.123 25.00 82 0 .03-0.30 0.10 0.107 20.83
Region Hauling
Barley
Hauling
Sunflower
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Average
Base Mileage
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Average
Base Mileage
- - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Miles - - - Dollars Per Cwt. - - - Miles
W 37 0 .07-0.30 0.12 0.142 31.97 6 0 .12-2.00 1.00 0.773 75.00
WC 43 0 .05-0.30 0.10 0.119 29.39 15 0 .05-1.00 0.12 0.449 88.92
EC 35 0 .03-0.28 0.10 0.102 25.79 12 0 .05-0.50 0.50 0.272 50.00
RRV 11 0 .03-0.25 0.10 0.093 12.86 7 0 .05-0.60 NA 0.267 59.17
STATE 126 0 .03-0.30 0.10 0.119 28.01 40 0 .05-2.00 0.12 0.413 71.32
Region Hauling
Flaxseed
Hauling
Corn
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Average
Base Mileage
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
Average
Base Mileage
- - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Miles - - - Dollars Per Bushel - - - Miles
W 9 0 .08-0.60 0.12 0.169 42.44 7 0 .08-0.25 0.08 0.144 44.63
WC 14 0 .05-0.30 0.10 0.119 21.40 7 0 .05-0.18 0.10 0.114 19.00
EC 6 0 .08-0.40 0.10 0.158 40.67 19 0 .05-0.15 0.10 0.098 18.56
RRV 3 D D D D 7 0 .04-0.25 0.05 0.101 19.50
STATE 32 0 .03-0.60 0.10 0.139 30.75 40 0 .04-0.25 0.10 0.110 25.06
Region Custom Farming
Small Grain 1/
Custom Farming
Row Crops 1/
Rock
Picking
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
No.
Rpts.
Range Most
Frequent
Average
Rate
- - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Acre - - - - - - Dollars Per Hour - - -
W 24 10.00-75.00 12 .00 28.54 9 12.00-100.00 30.00 36.78 9 2.00-75.00 75 .00 38 .44
WC 18 9.00-75.00 40 .00 34.17 11 10.00-65.00 10.00 32.73 19 15.00-100.00 35 .00 54 .74
EC 16 12.30-100.00 40 .00 45.89 13 30.00-120.00 75.00 60.00 23 2.00-75.00 50 .00 33 .54
RRV 11 40.00-100.00 40 .00 67.05 7 50.00-110.00 60.00 71.36 5 10.00-100.00 50 .00 50 .00
STATE 69 9.00-100.00 40 .00 40.17 40 10.00-120.00 50.00 49.26 56 2.00-100.00 50 .00 42 .99
1/ Includes all necessary farming operations from field preparation through harvesting. D=Insufficient Reports. NA=Not Available.

~ Compiled and Published by ~
N.D. Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA
* P.O. Box 3166, Fargo, ND 58108-3166 * 701-239-5306