I've been out of this for awhile so ( prairie provinces ) what is everyone paying $/h for drill operators etc ?
You NET over 1250 bucks an acre on canola?2600 bu of canola gets you a $65,000 worker these days. Or 52 acres of 50 bu canola. Some guys farm many 1000's of acres. That's cheap help and tax deductible to boot so costing you less realistically. The days of us old guys picking rocks by hand and roots for $4.25/hr as a kid are long gone. You won't find anyone to do that these days. Just look around at the rising cost of everything. People want a house and food and a vehicle and food for their kids like everyone else.