Custom Rate Participants

Custom Rate Survey Participation

Each year many Nebraska farmers and ranchers inquire about prevailing rates paid for certain kinds of custom farm machine operations. The Nebraska Farm Custom Rates reports are some of the most requested extension publications in Nebraska.

Custom Rates - Part I
Custom Rates - Part II

Every other year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics surveys farmers and ranchers regarding rates they charge for custom operations in their area. Anyone involved in providing some form of custom work in Nebraska is asked to provide their contact information in order to receive the 2018 survey and participate.

The custom rate survey is divided and offered in two parts.The first part is for the spring and summer operations such as tillage, planting, and haying. The second part surveys operators that provide custom machine hire typically done in the fall, including grain harvest, hauling, cutting ensilage, hauling livestock and other miscellaneous operations. Results for the 2018 survey will be published mid-2018.

Farmers and ranchers who provide custom services for others in Nebraska are asked to complete this form to be added to the survey mailing list by February 15, 2018.

Questions? Contact Glennis McClure at or 402-472-0661