The 2017 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide was compiled by the USDA’s
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Wisconsin Field Office,
in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade,
and Consumer Protection, the University of Wisconsin-Extension,
and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-
This summary is the result of a mail survey which collected rates paid
by farmers for custom work performed in 2017. The figures are
based on reports by farmers who hired custom work, custom operators
and farmers who performed custom work, and machinery dealers
who rented out equipment. There were 707 reports compiled.
Thank you to all survey participants who provided data for this
publication! Your input made this report possible.