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Machinery & Facilities

What Do Farmers Have to Say About the Ag Economy?

2019 Ag Policy Forum, hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Growers Association in Noblesville, Indiana, presentation by James Mintert.

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2020 Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide

The Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide offers farmers a resource to project financials for the coming cropping year. These are the November 2019 crop budget estimations for 2020.

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2019 Indiana Farm Custom Rates

Farm Custom Rates

The rates reported in this publication were compiled from questionnaires received from farmers, farm owners, farm custom operators, and professional farm managers in Indiana.

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2019 Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue Extension specialists in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, and Botany & Plant Pathology collaborate to provide a resource to project financials for the upcoming cropping year. This is the March 2019 updated guide.

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Self-Propelled Spraying: Machinery Ownership vs. Custom Hire

When crop producers are determining whether it is feasible to purchase a self-propelled sprayer, it is imperative to compare machine ownership costs to custom hire charges.

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Benchmarking Crop Machinery Investment and Cost per Acre

The continued increase in the size of tractors, combines, and other machinery has enabled farms to operate more acres and reduce labor use per acre. However, this increase in machinery size also makes it increasingly important to evaluate the efficient use of machinery.

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Farm Machinery Costs and Custom Rates

This article compares machinery costs per acre for a case farm to custom rates associated with a field cultivation operation and a self-propelled sprayer operation.

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2017 Indiana Farm Custom Rates

The rates reported in this publication were compiled from questionnaires received from farmers, farm owners, farm custom operators, and professional farm managers in Indiana.

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Transferring Farm Machinery Through a Lease Agreement

There are numerous methods to transfer the ownership of farm machinery. Lease agreements often lower the cash flow requirements of the younger generation.

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Accelerated Depreciation and Machinery Purchases

This article discussed items that need to be considered in addition to tax management strategies when evaluating the decision to purchase machinery and equipment.

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