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Survey shows shifting prices for Nebraska producers

Lincoln—Recent findings from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2016 custom rates survey show changing prices for machinery operations and related services. The survey summarizes the current rates charged for specific machinery operations commonly used by agricultural producers.

Many Nebraska producers hire custom operators to perform machinery services for their farms and ranches across the state. Prices for these services become more critical as profit margins tighten with lower crop and livestock prices.

Findings from the survey, conducted every two years, divide the custom operations performed in Nebraska into two major sections. Part I includes spring and summer operations such as tilling, planting and harvesting of small grains. Part II includes information about fall and miscellaneous operations.