I recently wrote an article for Progressive Forage that was recently published. The article covers that critical question, how do you get paid for custom services, such as custom swathing and baling. A few states have laws that create automatic liens in the crop harvested or swathed and baled. But the majority of states offer custom operators no automatic lien. In those states, custom operators should consider developing a standard contract to use to help the operator get paid.Read More
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All of us like to get paid once we have provided a service. I appreciate when UMD pays me every two weeks for the work produced during that period. Many producers provide services like custom farming, spraying, or other services; to paraphrase ZZ Top, at the moment like this many of you gotsta get paid for those services. So what can a producer do? You can develop strategies and tools that ensure you get paid. For some services provided in Delaware, the operator may obtain an automatic lien in a crop harvested or baled. For other services in Delaware and Maryland, custom operators should develop contracts to ensure timely payment.Read More