Cory Walters - Extension Grain Economist

Cory Walters

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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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Graph of corn and soybean market trends

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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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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Harvest at sunset
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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Soybeans in a flooded field

How Crop Insurance May Soften the Blow of Low Quality Soybeans October 24, 2018

Crop insurance is typically thought of as protecting against low yields and/or revenue, but it can also protect against low quality. With soybeans four types of discounts are considered.

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Chart of soybean prices

Tariffs and Soybeans. What Do We Know? What Can We Do? July 11, 2018

New tariffs between China and the U.S. have prompted many questions about agricultural trade between these two nations, especially from soybean producers. This article offers an overview of soybean tariffs and what soybean farmers can do to reduce the impact of the recent price declines.

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Corn floor price by coverage level for 2018 revenue protection coverage

Considering New Crop Insurance Prices and Volatility Factors March 7, 2018

With a March 15 crop insurance deadline quickly approaching for many growers, university ag economists discuss points to consider and how to interpret this year’s crop insurance prices and volatility factors.

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