Custom Rates

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2020 Custom Rates Statewide Summary Available

July 30, 2020
The recently completed 2020 Nebraska Custom Rates Survey and accompanying report summarize current rates charged for specific machinery operations and custom services across the state.

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2020 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates Report Published

July 9, 2020
A survey of agricultural custom operators is conducted in Nebraska every two years to determine the current rates charged by custom operators for machine hire services and other work they provide for neighboring farms and ranches or as part of a business enterprise.

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Last Push to Submit 2020 Custom Rates Surveys

March 27, 2020
The custom rates report generated from this market rate survey is widely used by custom operators and producers seeking current pricing for services. If you provide custom hire services in Nebraska, please consider participating in the survey.

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UNL Survey Results Indicate Rising Cost of Custom Machinery Operations

July 12, 2018
Results from the university’s 2018 Custom Rates Survey indicate rising costs for some custom machine operations and services since the survey was last conducted two years ago. State average labor rates increased 6% to $18.85/hour and average diesel costs increased from $1.68 to $2.46/gallon, which could influence custom rate changes.

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