Jessica Groskopf - Extension Educator for Agricultural Economics

Jessica Groskopf

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4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
US

Faculty Bio

Financial Health Check Classes for Farmers and Ranchers October 5, 2016

Are you ready to renew your farm or ranch operating note? Learn about preparing the information your lenders need and how to develop a solid financial recordkeeping system at a Financial Health Check program this fall in Scottsbluff.

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Building your FARM team graphic
Building your FARM team graphic

Who is on your Farm and Ranch Management (FARM) team? September 30, 2016

As CEO of your farm or ranch operation, who are the professionals you turn to for advice. Learn more why building a strong Farm and Ranch Management (FARM) Team can be critical to your operation's success.

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USDA winter wheat loan rate by Nebraska county.
USDA winter wheat loan rate by Nebraska county.

Price Support for Winter Wheat September 9, 2016

Developing a post-harvest marketing plan when prices are low can be difficult. This article offers information for wheat growers on federal price support options through crop insurance, farm bill program payments or Marketing Assistance Loans or Loan Deficiency Payments.

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Higher Prices for Later Delivery in Winter Wheat July 18, 2016

Large supplies and resulting differences in futures market contract prices for winter wheat could mean higher returns for winter wheat producers who price grain now for later delivery.

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Nebraska map showing risk levels of irrigated corn production in Nebraska, based on insurance data
Nebraska map showing risk levels of irrigated corn production in Nebraska, based on insurance data

Nebraska Corn Production Risk by County Using Crop Insurance Data July 13, 2016

Farmers know that yield risks vary across the state; however, the ability to compare yield risk between counties is new. Using crop insurance premium calculation data, we can quantify the expected insurance payment (or indemnities) by evaluating the county crop insurance reference rate. A high reference rate value implies higher historical payments and consequently more production risk and a higher crop insurance premium. Lower reference rates imply lower risk and lower premiums. Risk varies widely from one end of the state to the other, highlighting the need to consider general recommendations broadly and customize decisions to your data and situation. County-level risk maps for irrigated and non-irrigated corn production in Nebraska are included.

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