Faced with rising costs and relatively low farm prices, it's important this year to consider all possible cost economies. Whether your operations are your own or custom hired, think about combining some operations- doing two or even more jobs at one time. Example: preparing a seedbed by pulling several implements in tandem. Other possibilities include laying out fields to take advantage of long rows and contour rather than up-and-down-hill operation.
Armstrong, Ray E. and Hull, Dale O.
"Farm Custom Rates for 1956,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 10
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol10/iss7/8