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Per Acre Machinery Costs on Illinois Grain Farms

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Summaries of Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) records indicate that machinery costs on central Illinois grain farms having high-productivity farmland averaged $58.41 per acre in 2001. These costs are composed of machinery repairs ($13.97 per acre), machine hire and leasing ($7.25), fuel and oil ($8.95), light vehicle ($1.57), and machinery depreciation ($26.67). Machinery costs in northern Illinois are higher, averaging $71 per acre. Machinery costs in southern Illinois average $62 per acre, slightly higher than costs in central Illinois.

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