The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conducts a survey with custom operators for each crop reporting district in Nebraska on custom farm rates by operation (harvest, hauling, etc.). Dodge County is located in the East Ag Statistics Reporting District (See map).
A list of the most frequently asked operation rates based on phone calls to my office include:
- Combining Irrigated Corn including tractor and grain cart, flat charge per acre – Most common was $35/acre and average of $35.92/acre
- Combining Dryland Corn including tractor and grain cart, flag charge per acre – Most common was $35/acre and average of $32.65/acre
- Combining Soybeans in including tractor and grain cart, flag charge per acre – Most common was $30/acre and average of $35.10/acre
- Hauling grain with grain truck, flat charge per bushel, (average distance of 13 miles) – Most common was $0.10/bu and average was $0.10/bu
Please read the full survey report of the 2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates – Part II below.
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