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April 23, 2021

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others. Others rent machinery or perform other services. The Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey was mailed to 361 people by the US Postal Service and 198 people via e-mail in early February 2021. The information below is based on a survey of 118 usable responses and 3,785 custom rates provided by Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. Fourteen percent of the respondents perform custom work, 16% hire work done, 45% indicated doing both, and 25% did not indicate whether they perform or hire custom work. 

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May 11, 2020

The cash rental rate information presented in this publication is from a survey of farmers, landowners, agricultural lenders, and professional farm managers. They supplied information based on their best judgments about typical cash rental rates for high, medium, and low quality cropland in their counties, as well as for land devoted to production of hay, oat, and pasture. Information about rents for individual farms was not collected. The rental rates summarized in this publication do not include the value of any buildings or storage structures, manure application contracts, or seed production contracts.

The cooperation and assistance of the landowners, farmers, and agribusiness people who responded to this survey are greatly appreciated. The distribution of the 1,363 responses was 41% from farm operators, 33% from landowners, 11% from professional farm managers and realtors, 9% from agricultural lenders, and 6% from other professions and respondents who chose not to report their status. Respondents indicated being familiar with 1.5 million cash rented acres across the state.

June 1, 2018

Jacy McAlexander was a State 4-H Council Member with a big heart who was passionate about helping others through the Ronald McDonald House.

October 6, 2015

4-H members must attend 4 meetings during the 4-H year to be able to exhibit at the 2020 Carroll County Fair.

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