A survey of agricultural custom operators is conducted in Nebraska every two years. A total of 193 survey responses were received in 2022 with information reflecting 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 that covers a broader area. Survey participants identified by Nebraska Extension personnel, or in some cases, self- identified custom operators, received a paper survey or a web link to complete the custom rates survey online.
New for 2023! Livestock-Related Custom Rates Survey
The Center for Agricultural Profitability plans to publish a new custom rates report that focuses on custom services for livestock enterprises in Nebraska. After surveys are gathered through April 20, 2023, a report will be released in the third quarter. If you perform custom services related to livestock production, OR, if you pay others to provide such services, click on the link below for more information and to get the survey link.