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Old 08-28-2013, 04:40 PM
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I recently purchased 130 acres and have 15 in tillable currently. The farmer leaves some up for me in beans or corn. I of course would prefer to buy a tractor and all the implements and do it myself, but it is gonna be a few years before i get there.

If I was to supply the seed / what is the cost per acre to have a local farmer plant, mow, spray, etc as needed... do guys generally charge you by acre, by hr?
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:58 PM
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easiest/smartest would prob be to buy it off the farmer.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:01 PM
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I recently purchased 130 acres and have 15 in tillable currently. The farmer leaves some up for me in beans or corn. I of course would prefer to buy a tractor and all the implements and do it myself, but it is gonna be a few years before i get there.

If I was to supply the seed / what is the cost per acre to have a local farmer plant, mow, spray, etc as needed... do guys generally charge you by acre, by hr?

Most farming (not to be confused with plotting) will be done by the acre as they cover larger amounts in shorter time than food plotters. Depends on the farmer and what they want to charge, if they have the time to mess with a small acreage or ability to work with large equipment in the small confines depending on field layout.

If going with a custom farming application you will have charges per acre for each pass and cost varies with the cost of implements needed/used. All extra charges (Fertilizer, chemicals, seed, etc...) will be paid by property owner. Coops have charges for spraying and spreading fertilizer and lime also. You have to consider as many farmers use them to save time and money on purchase of specialized equipment which is not used but a few times a year.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts. It is basically three 5 acre plots which are all connected that he rotates bean / corn.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:08 PM
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:15 PM
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Most farmers would not even do it that I know.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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However it turns out, it sure looks like a great piece of property.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:46 PM
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I lease my tillable to the neighbor who cash crops.I always have him leave about 3-5 acres standing in corn. What we do is at harvest time he tells me the average of how many bushel to the acre he is getting combining. I pay him the current rate per bushel/acre at the time of harvest to leave it stand.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:47 PM
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I would think that the deal you have going now is the best. You get rent money and crops. Chances are great that the farmer with the right equipment and experience will grow corn and beans better and cheaper than you can. The fact that he leaves some of each standing for you should be great for hunting season and afterwards.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:49 PM
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that is one hell of a nice property. congrats!

can't answer your question but curious what kind of answers you'll get.
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