Cory Walters - Extension Grain Economist

Cory Walters

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Work Filley Hall (FYH) 304B
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
US
Work 402-472-0366 On campus, dial 2-0366

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Crop Insurance Question for Those Affected by Canal/Tunnel Collapse

August 9, 2019
As repairs continue on the collapsed tunnel in the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal, unanswered questions remain about whether crop insurance will cover crop losses. Until that's determined, farmers in the affected area need to manage their crop as if water will return to the canal.

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Price Volatility Brings Marketing Opportunities, With Risks

August 1, 2019
Uncertainty about national grain production as well as local yields has put farmers in a tough place. Should they sell growing crop now, or wait? This articles looks at two examples as well as what to consider with a hedging strategy.

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Considerations After The Final Corn Planting Date

May 23, 2019
If wet conditions kept you from getting all your corn planted by the final RMA planting date for Nebraska corn, there are other options to consider. This article was revised June 7 to clarify and correct information on planting another crop on ground claimed for prevented planting for corn. On June 20, 2019, RMA changed the deadline after which haying and grazing would be allowed on cover crops planted on prevent plant acres from November 1 to September 1.

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Crop Marketing Plans with Yield Uncertainty

May 10, 2019
Farmers affected by early spring flooding likely have increased yield risk from changed soil characteristics, excess moisture, or late planting and may want to consider adjusting their plans for 2019 grain sales.

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Options for Failed Wheat

May 10, 2019
Farmers who have lost wheat because of harsh winter weather should consider the crop insurance implications of planting another crop. This article examines crop insurance considerations for producers who selected the “Winter Coverage Endorsement.”

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Flooded cropland in eastern Nebraska. Photo by William Dodd)
In areas where cropland was flooded, should rental rates be adjusted for 2019? Landlord-tenant communication this spring is recommended to address this question.

Should Leases be Adjusted for Flood-Damaged Farm Ground?

March 28, 2019
This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.

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UNL Department of Agricultural Economics report on the Economic Impacts of the Nebraska Ethanol and Ethanol Co-Products Industry 2015-17

Economic Impacts of the Nebraska Ethanol and Ethanol Co-Products Industry 2015 - 2017

February 15, 2019
The Nebraska ethanol industry remains an important market in Nebraska with a production capacity of 2.558 billion gallons in 2017, resulting in the value of ethanol production at $3.764 billion, trailing only corn and cattle.

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New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln includes Actual Production History when examining producer input use behavior related to crop insurance.

Ag Economists Study How Crop Insurance May Affect Input Decisions

November 29, 2018
If producers are shielded from yield risk by crop insurance, does that affect their input use? New studies illustrate the role of actual production history and the dynamic nature of moral hazard in crop insurance.

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