Farm Management

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Figure 1. Fertilizer is one of a farmer's largest inputs and also the one that often varies the most in price from year to year. (Photo by Bob Klein)

Fertilizer Price Changes from 1994-2017 April 25, 2017

Fertilizer, one of the major costs in crop production, changes more in price each year than many other input costs. Table 1 illustrates these fluctuating prices as well as how the price for the source of nitrogen fertilizer changes from year to year.

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Register Now for Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in May April 19, 2017

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.

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Crop Sequence: A Long-Term Decision that Impacts Annual Profitability and Risk April 6, 2017

A simple example using available information.

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Share Machinery, Reduce Costs — Developing a Joint Ownership Agreement April 5, 2017

Joint ownership of large farm equipment may offer cost savings. If you're considering this, check out the details that need to be included in the Joint Ownership Agreement.

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Quicken Classes for Farm, Ranch Record Keeping in the Panhandle March 31, 2017

When commodity prices go down, it’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. Three workshops on Quicken for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping will be held in the Panhandle in April.

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Caution for Farm Equipment Leases March 23, 2017

Many factors in the current agricultural economy are leading producers to consider a lease arrangement of new capital purchases instead of an outright purchase. When considering this option, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons as well as possible effects on your tax return.

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Costs of Reducing Potential Nitrogen Pollution in Wheat Production March 23, 2017

Understanding the influence of variable rate nitrogen technology in other areas can help inform Nebraska producers. 

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Map showing Nebraska ag land values as of Feb. 1, 2017

Report: Agricultural Land Values Decline an Average of 10% March 15, 2017

Preliminary findings from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln indicate that as of February 1, 2017, farmland values declined by about 10% over the prior 12-month period to $2,805 per acre. This marks the third consecutive year of decline. Farmland value peaked in 2014 at $3,315 per acre.

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