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  • Apr 12, 2011
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    Custom Farming Agreements 2

    An alternative to leasing farmland is a custom farming agreement (CFA). In a typical CFA, the custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives the all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain....More
  • Mar 29, 2011
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    Custom Rates Increase Slightly for 2011 1

    As would be expected with increasing fuel costs, average 2011 custom rates for farm work have a1so risen, compared to 2010 and 2009 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2011 are listed at 3-6% above the rates a year earlier, with an average increase of about 4%. In addition to higher fuel costs, increasing cost for new and used machinery is also a factor in the higher custom rates....More
  • Mar 15, 2011
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    South Dakota Farmer Plants Crop and Fertilizes in One Field Pass 1

    South Dakota farmer Pat Breen makes only one trip across the field when it's time to plant. He does that using a 60-ft.-wide Horsch Anderson air seeder equipped with an Exactrix fertilizing system....More
  • Feb 14, 2011
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    Pre-Field Tractor and Tire Prep

    Reed Turner, consulting engineer for Agtech Center in Alberta, Canada, spoke at the Conservation Tillage Conference in Fergus Falls, MN. He offered numerous tips for preparing your tractor and tires for fieldwork and planting....More

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