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The Agricultural Land Management Quarterly webinars address common management issues for Nebraska landowners, ag operators and related stakeholders. To review historical land management webinars, visit the Center for Ag Profitability.

Latest Agricultural Land Management Quarterly Webinar Now Available Online

June 6, 2024
The May webinar examined the latest average cash rental rates in the state and offered insight on adjusting rental rates considering current commodity prices this year.

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Valero Renewable Fuels, LLC. in Albion, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Nebraska Study Reveals State’s Ethanol Industry Remains Strong Despite Recent Challenges

April 24, 2024
The study highlights how the ethanol industry has continued to expand offerings of highly valued co-products, insulating itself from cyclical ethanol fuel prices.

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Nebraska’s net farm income is projected at $6 billion in 2024, down from $7.2 billion in 2023. (CAP photo)

Nebraska Farm Income Projected to Fall in 2024

April 4, 2024
The projected decline is attributed to a downturn in crop receipts in the state — due to lower crop prices in 2023 — that look to fall further in 2024.

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Map of Nebraska ag land values for 2024 by region
The 2024 Farm Real Estate Survey reports market values on the seven types of land by region across Nebraska, as well all-land average values for the entire state. (CAP image)

Nebraska Ag Land Values Up 5%, According to 2024 Farm Real Estate Survey

March 13, 2024
The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by 5% over the prior year — the third consecutive year of ag land value increases for the state.

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Ethanol plant in Nebraska
Ethanol plant in Madrid, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Producer Long-term Marketing Opportunities with Ethanol Plants

June 15, 2023
Researchers found from studying historical data that while marketing to ethanol plants can net producers better returns, the type (pre-harvest or spring) and size of benefit depend upon the size of the ethanol plant.

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