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Costs of Owning and Operating Farm Machinery in the Pacific Northwest

Kathleen Painter ,
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On today’s commercial farm, substantial components of both capital investment and annual production costs are machinery related. Recognizing the importance and general unavailability of information on machinery costs, this publication provides answers to adequately answer the following questions: What size of machinery is most economical? How much machinery is needed for a given acreage and/or crop mix? Should machinery be leased, rented, custom-hired, or purchased? Should new or used machinery be purchased? How long should machinery be kept before it is replaced? (Produced by the University of Idaho. Reviewed by WSU specialist Shannon Neibergs.)

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 110
Revision Date: 2011-10-01
Publication Date: 1998-02-01

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