Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy
Tools & Strategies for Ag Producers
According to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, one in four jobs is related to agriculture in Nebraska. This signifies the importance of agriculture to Nebraska’s overall economy.
Current market conditions are a challenge for many agricultural producers. In response to the economic downturn, Nebraska Extension has developed an initiative focused on strengthening Nebraska’s agricultural economy.
A new series of educational materials is featured on the Nebraska Extension CropWatch and Beef websites. Nebraska Extension specialists and educators from across multiple disciplines share research-based information to help producers reduce input costs, increase efficiencies, and improve profitability of farm and livestock operations. In planning for the coming season, consider how you can incorporate the strategies that best match your cropping systems, livestock operations, and management styles into your operation.
For questions about this initiative, please contact any of the following authors:
- Preparing for Farm Loan Renewal Time. Three tips for meeting with your ag lender as well as options to consider if your application is denied.
- 2017 Crop Budgets Released. How to customize these budgets for your operation and use them as a tool to compare and evaluate the value of various practices before incurring costs.
- Things to Consider Before Co-Signing a Loan to guarantee repayment of a younger generation's farm debt.
- Farm Financial Management Webinars cover tools for cost control measures, communicating with your banker, negotiating a lease, and decision-making in an uncertain world.
- Losing Your Operating Credit and Using Loan Subordination
- Using Herbicide Prices and Efficacy Ratings to Select for Top Value Follow these steps to select products most cost effective against the specific weed problems you face.
- Comparing Generic Versus Name Brand Pesticides. Research in Nebraska and elsewhere indicates that often generics offer similar control at lower prices.