Machinery and equipment expense typically represents a major cost in agricultural production. Purchasing equipment with the use of personal or business equity and loans from financial institutions or equipment manufacturers has been the typical method of obtaining machinery services for most farm operations. Producers are considering other options for obtaining machinery services due to increasing equipment costs, obsolescence of owned equipment, and limited sources of outside debt capital. These options include leasing equipment, renting equipment, and obtaining machinery services from custom operators (i.e., custom hire).
|Publisher||Kansas State University|
|Publication Date||October, 2010|
|Material Type||Written Material|