Robert Tigner - Agricultural Systems Economist Educator

Robert Tigner

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402 West State Farm Rd North Platte NE 69101-7751
US
Work 308-696-6734 On campus, dial 7-6734

icon-academic-capEducation

  • BS, Iowa State University , 1984
  • MS, University of WI-Platteville, 1995

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Tillage effects on corn yield during abnormally cool and wet years in the semi-arid Great Plains, Crop Managment
  • Decide NOW Smart phone grain marketing app, March 2017
  • 2015 Crop Production Cost Control, Crop Production Clinics Proceedings 2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015
  • Monthly Nebraska-Iowa Dairy Budgets

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Decide NOW, Ne Corn Board, July 2015

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Omtvedt Innovation Extension Award, 2015
  • Farm and Ranch Management Poster national runnerup, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2012
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Grain Marketing 2020: Survival and COVID-19

May 1, 2020
Let’s state the obvious: this isn’t a typical year and we all know it. This article will discuss how to build a marketing strategy to assure that the farm continues to the next crop year.

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CARES Act 2020: Unemployment Insurance and Farmers and Ranchers

April 22, 2020
The labor department says the new temporary pandemic assistance will be administered like the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program. So, one can expect that farmers will be eligible under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program.

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Keeping Track of Your Assets

June 5, 2019
Creating an inventory of your property can make settling insurance claims a little less daunting, particularly when faced with the whole-house devastation of a flood, tornado, or other natural disaster. Here's how to start your inventory.

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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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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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Ways to Stretch Cash Flow

February 15, 2019
Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk. Consider these recommendations to improve your cash flow.

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2019 Nebraska Crop Income Projections

November 14, 2018
Try this three-step method to develop a crop income projection for 2019 based on average yield estimates, commodity price projections, and direct cost and overhead. The 2019 crop production budgets can be used as a guide.

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Overview of Production Cost Trends

July 9, 2018
An overview of short- and long-term production cost trends and how to use this information for planning for 2019 crops.

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