Jessica Groskopf - Extension Educator for Agricultural Economics

Jessica Groskopf

student, faculty, volunteer
Graduate Student
Family Financial Planning
Work
4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
US

Faculty Bio

Farmers shaking hands

Terminating a Verbal Farmland Lease

August 11, 2022
Extension educators share recommendations on terminating verbal land and pasture leases when disputes arise.

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Center pivot
Figure 1. Center pivot irrigation on dry beans in the North Platte Valley. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Pathfinder Canal Break Update

July 14, 2022
Since July 7, PID indicated that sufficient repairs had been made to the breach to start bringing in water to the canal.

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Digging crane in field

Pathfinder Canal Break on July 1, 2022

July 5, 2022
Though it hasn't been determined what caused the Pathfinder (Interstate) canal break last Friday, PID hopes to have it repaired within two weeks. The break affected about 102,000 acres of cropland in Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Canal without water
Figure 1. Tunnel No. 1 when there is no water in the Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie Canal.

Update on the 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout — Tunnel Repair or Replacement Options

February 14, 2022
The Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District is seeking public opinion on whether to repair or replace Tunnels No. 1 and 2.

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Tractor in field

Suggestions for Planning for Rising Fertilizer Prices and Bull Markets

November 30, 2021
Extension educators review how Nebraska farmers can make the best purchase decisions for 2022 as fertilizer and input prices continue to rise.

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Goshen/Gering-Fort Laramie canal collage
Tunnel No. 1 on the Goshen-Gering-Fort Laramie main canal, inside and out, in 2021: (Left) The “ribs” for support and the metal sheeting installed to improve water flow and decrease water turbulence. (Right top) Water flowing into Tunnel No. 1 during the 2021 irrigation season. (Right bottom) Tunnel No. 1 in the fall, when there is no water in the canal.

Update on the 2019 Tunnel Collapse and Canal Washout and 2021 Irrigation Season

October 19, 2021
Water flow through the tunnels were returned to 97% of capacity this summer, resulting in near normal water deliveries by the three major irrigation districts in the North Platte Valley during the 2021 growing season.

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man and woman discussing business

Farm and Ranch Business Meetings

September 16, 2021
For businesses on main street, regular meetings are a normal part of company culture. Farms and ranches are businesses, and many could benefit from regularly held meetings, especially when multiple family members, multiple generations or employees are involved.

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Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease

August 12, 2021
Some farm leases are not written but are verbal or "handshake" agreements. Because nothing is in writing, the parties may have different recollections of their agreement, making lease disputes more difficult to resolve.

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