Farmers Invited to Participate in UNL Custom Rate Survey

Farmers Invited to Participate in UNL Custom Rate Survey January 22, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics is asking farmers and ranchers for help in compiling its annual report on Nebraska Farm Custom rates.

Every year many farmers and ranchers inquire about prevailing rates paid for custom farm machine operations and seek information from the Nebraska Farm Custom Rates reports, some of the most requested Nebraska Extension publications.

Every other year the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics surveys farmers and ranchers about the rates they charge for custom operations in their area. Farmers and ranchers who provide custom services for others in Nebraska are asked to complete an online form by February 15 to be added to a mailing list for the survey.

Results for the 2018 survey will be published in mid-2018.

Questions about the survey can be directed to Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension Farm Management Analytics Educator, at gmcclure3@unl.edu or 402-472-0661.

The custom rate survey is offered in two parts.The first part is for spring and summer
operations such as tillage, planting, and haying. The second part surveys operators who provide custom machine hire typically done in the fall, including grain harvest, hauling, cutting ensilage, hauling livestock, and other operations.