Jeff Stokes - Professor & Hanson-Clegg-Allen Chair in Agricultural Banking and Finance

Field of diverse cover crops
Field of diverse cover crops

Cover Crop Use and Implications for Cropland Lease Arrangements in 2019 July 8, 2019

Cover crops were planted on almost 750,000 acres in Nebraska in 2017, the last year of the USDA Ag Census. A recent Cornhusker Economics reports cover crop acreage by county as well as how to consider their short-term costs and potential long-term benefits when negotiating crop land leases.

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Map of Nebraska land values

Nebraska Land Values Drop 3% from 2018 June 28, 2019

The all-land average value in Nebraska for the year ending February 1, 2019 averaged about 3% lower than the year before, according to the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights report released this week. This marks five consecutive years of declining land values, accounting for a total decline of 20%.

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KC Federal Reserve Chart of farm loan volume by purpose for the third quarter of 2018.

Nebraska Cropland Rental Rates and Financial Trends 2019 January 9, 2019

Nebraska producers will face challenging margins on crops produced in 2019. This article, part of the 2019 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, covers current trends in cash rental rates and outlines financial considerations for the upcoming production year.

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Economics of the Capitalization Rate for Farmland. Links to full article

The Economics of the Capitalization Rate for Farmland November 7, 2018

Real estate appraisers often use one of three methods to value real property: the market or sales comparison approach, the income approach, and the cost approach. In addition, factors other than the prospective income stream can factor into land prices.

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Pie chart showing entities responsible for maintaining irrigation systems as part of cash leases

2018 Cash Lease Adjustments on Irrigation Equipment for Cropland Rental Arrangements in Nebraska August 16, 2018

How are landlords and tenants managing the costs for irrigation systems as part of their cash lease arrangements? Using data from the 2017-2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey, ag economists explore the options and discounts reported in this Cornhusker Economics.

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Trends in Nebraska Land Values and Cash Rents 2017-2018 January 8, 2018

An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics exploring changing ag land real estate values and ag land rental rates in Nebraska.

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