Brad Lubben - Extension Ag Policy Specialist
June 12, 2019
A look at the wide and expanding safety net for crop producers provides perspective and management insight in the wake of current production and marketing challenges.
May 15, 2019
After several years of agricultural prosperity and US net farm income that peaked at almost $124 billion in 2013, the most recent forecast from the UDSA Economic Research Service projects net farm income at less than $70 billion for 2019. The Extension Risk Management Education program helps farmers learn how to navigate the many risks they face.
January 9, 2019
Barring significant market recovery or further trade assistance, producers will be managing for relatively low market prices and relatively little farm program support in 2019. This article from the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings outlines what to expect.
October 24, 2018
An analysis of farm program payment rates with information on current programs and the outlook for future support.
January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program payments.
October 27, 2017
This week's Cornhusker Economics analyzes farm program payment rates, providing details on the current payments as well as the outlook for future support. As commodity prices have declined from pre-2014 levels, ARC and PLC have become important components of the farm income safety net. Early estimates indicate, however, that this could change next year.
April 10, 2017
This Panhandle Perspectives column, published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, offers data and examples specific to western Nebraska.
December 1, 2016
This week's Cornhusker Economics, produced by the Department of Agricultural Economics, looks at the federal Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs—important components of the farm income safety net— and the outlook ahead for these programs.