November Commodity Prices, Changes from October

Prices received for corn. (Source: USDA 11/26/14 Agricultural Price Report ) Preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat for November 2014 averaged $5.30 per bushel,...

Field Assessments to Improve Efficiency Workshops

8 Workshops Dec. 8-11 in eastern Nebraska Pre-register by Dec. 5. A new educational effort by Nebraska Extension seeks to enhance the knowledge of Nebraska corn, soybean and wheat...

Farm Bill Decision Tool Workshops in December at Alliance, Sidney, Scottsbluff

Nebraska Extension will be hosting workshops throughout the Panhandle to help crop producers navigate Farm Bill decision tools. Workshops are limited to 10 participants per event. Register by...

USDA: Nebraska Corn Harvest Closing In

As of Sunday Nebraska's corn harvest was 96% complete, near last year's 99% and the five-year average of 93%, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, 94% of the...

Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Offers 2015 Growing Season Information

The 2014 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo on Dec. 18 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the pavilion...

UNL CropWatch Nov. 21, 2014

Cargill Ag Horizons Elevator west of Minden. Corn piled on the ground is a common sight in Nebraska as many elevators are full and waiting for trains to haul it away. (Photo by...

Market Journal: Reevaluating Input Costs, Corn and Soybean Markets

View the full Nov. 21 Market Journal episode or selected segments below. Nov. 21, 2014 On this week's Market Journal Nathan...

Ag Financial Health Check-Ups in Bridgeport and Scottsbluff

Financial Health Check workshops are scheduled for Bridgeport and Scottsbluff in December, as part of Nebraska Extension's 2014-15 Farm and Ranch Risk Management Series. Workshops will be...

Western Nebraska Farm-Ranch Tax Strategies Workshops Dec. 1-2

Farm and Ranch Tax Strategies workshops are scheduled for early December in Alliance and Sidney as part of the 2014-15 Farm and Ranch Risk Management Series sponsored by Nebraska Extension. ...

Commodity Market Analysis: Combining Fundamentals and Technicals

Commodity market participants are frequently trying to forecast prices, or anticipate how prices will change in the future. Future price movements are important for producers, merchandisers and...

Reeling in a Decade of Family Living Cost Increases

Nov. 21, 2014 Printer Friendly PDF One of the costs we always monitor for farms is family living. It is a hard cost to measure, hard to talk about, and even harder to reduce.  It...

Ag Agencies Address Label Restrictions for Crop Rotations

The following guest article is by Craig Romary, environmental program specialist, and Tim Creger, pesticide program manager, for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture; and Mike Kucera,...

Tightening Your Belt: Soybeans and SCN

When you think of tightening your belt in crop production, it often means cutting your production costs while maintaining yield to increase profitability. The opposite can be just as effective:...

Western Sustainable Ag Conference Dec. 6

Nebraska Extension is hosting a Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference on improving soil health through cover crops and crop diversity Dec. 6 at Ogallala. Cover crops and soil health,...

Producer Q&A on Grain Storage Affected by Sudden Temperature Drop

Ken Hellevang, grain drying and storage expert and extension engineer at North Dakota State University, answers questions from Nebraska and elsewhere in the Midwest in the following guest...

New Crop Technology Conference Dec. 4 at Sidney

New Crops with Potential for the Nebraska Panhandle "New Markets for New Crops" is the theme of the New Crops Technology Conference scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, at Sidney. The...

UNL 2015 Crop Production Clinics in January

High Impact Training for Ag Professionals University of Nebraska-Lincoln crop production and pest management specialists will be crossing the state in January to provide the latest...

Agriculture Must Answer Consumers Questions Better, Panelists Agree

Nov. 7, 2014 Consumers are asking questions about the food-production system they've never asked before, and agriculture needs to do a better job of answering those questions, panelists...

USDA: Corn Harvest in the Home Stretch

Nov. 17, 2014 Nebraska's 2015 corn harvest was 91% done as of Sunday, comparable to last year's 90% and ahead of the five-year average of 87% for this date. Sorghum harvested was 93%,...

Two Perspectives on Setting a Cash Rent

This article by Tina Barrett, executive director of Farm Business Inc., is the second in a series by UNL experts focusing on farm profitability despite low commodity prices. Watch for...
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