Ag Resources - Custom and Cash Rental Rates, Land Values, & Farm Lease Forms

Farmer's Tax Guide, Publication 225-2023

Nebraska Beef Cow Record Card,  EC 90-266-C - cow performance record

2024 Nebraska Crop Budgets (full report)
        to view budgets for individual crops and operations visit

Nebraska Farm Custom Rates (2022)

(26 pages - biennial report)
Every two years a survey of custom operators is donducted to determine the current rates charged for specifice machinery operations. The information presented in the publication should be used only as a guide when figuring what to charge or pay for custom operations. Includes spring & summer operations and fall & miscellaneous operations all in one report. 

Custom Service Rates Related to Livestock Production in Nebraska (2023)
New for 2023!   (7 pages)
Each year, many Nebraska farmers and ranchers inquire about prevailing rates paid for certain kinds of custom farm services. In addition to the regular biennial custom rates services survey and report, the Center for Agricultural Profitability launched a new survey that provides data for producers and operators that work closely with the livestock industry in Nebraska.

2023 Preliminary Land Values & Rental Rates

March 15, 2023
Preliminary findings from the 2023 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey show an increase in agricultural land values and rental rates.  Land industry professionals reported the rise in Nebraska agricultural land values were attributed to higher commodity prices, purchases for operation expansion, favorable financial situations for current owners and an increase in buyers acquiring land as a hedge against inflation

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report (website)
The February 1, 2023, Nebraska all-land average value of $3,835 per acre marks a 14% increase from the prior year. This marks the second-largest increase in the market value of agricultural land since 2014 and the highest non-inflation-adjusted statewide land value in the survey's history.

2023 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report pdf | 71 pages

2022 Cash Rental Rates Map
updated as of August 26, 2022
Cash rent statistics paid per acre on irrigated and non-irrigated cropland and pasture per each county. Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service for Nebraska

Farm Lease Forms for Cash, Crop-Share, Pasture, Equipment, etc. Each lease and supporting document was written to help producers and land owners discuss issues and make informed and equitable decisions.