Last Push to Submit 2020 Custom Rates Surveys

Last Push to Submit 2020 Custom Rates Surveys

Data from the 2020 Custom Rates Survey for Nebraska will be collected until mid-April. Every two years a survey of Nebraska custom operators is conducted to determine the current rates for specific machinery operations and agricultural services. There are fifteen main categories of custom work noted in the survey ranging from tillage and planting operations, harvesting, haying, hauling, fencing, waste handling, and custom contract farming as examples.

Printed surveys were mailed out in February and online survey links were provided to operators that provided their email contact. If you provide custom hire services in Nebraska, and have not completed the 2020 custom rates survey, please complete the following form online and the survey link will be sent to you. The survey will be open until mid-April.

Register to Take the Custom Rates Survey 

The custom rates report generated from this market rate survey is widely used by custom operators and producers seeking current pricing for services. The survey is only completed every other year so it is important that we capture current information from survey participants now. The custom rates report will be published by the middle of 2020. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln only reports district and state rate averages and ranges. Individual data is kept confidential.  

If you have any questions regarding the custom rates survey, please contact Glennis McClure, Extension Educator in Agricultural Economics (, 402-472-0661).

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