Robert Tigner - Agricultural Systems Economist Educator

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

Characteristics of Financially Resilient Farms February 5, 2018

Some farmers are finding profits despite the tough economic times. What are they doing that you might adopt or adapt to make your operation more resilient?

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Soybeans

Thoughts on the August 2017 USDA WASDE: Soybeans August 17, 2017

The big surprise in the markets last week was the USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). The report projected U.S. average soybean yield 3.1 bushels per acre above the trend line at 49.6 bushels per acre. What can this mean for marketing your old crop soybeans or pricing this year's crop?

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Indicates an article in the Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy series

Comparing Generic Versus Name Brand Pesticides February 9, 2017

When can you save money on pesticides? Research in Nebraska and elsewhere indicates that often generic pesticides may offer similar control at lower prices than brand name products. There may be other reasons for using brand names, which are addressed in the article.

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Grain Marketing Workshops to Feature Location-Specific Information October 3, 2016

Grain marketing workshops will be offered across Nebraska starting in November to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices. The first slate of locations for November and December is listed here. Watch CropWatch for additional site details as they're available.

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Wheat Condition and Soil Moisture Reports April 8, 2016

This week the National Drought Monitor rated almost 25% of Nebraska as "abnormally dry," a major change from 0% since Jan. 1. Most of the affected area was along the southern tier of Nebraska counties.

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Nutrient Levels, Fertility, and the Price Squeeze March 30, 2016

Current economic conditions are a challenge for crop producers to earn profits from corn, soybean, winter wheat, and milo production. Following is a discussion around how to make nutrient decisions this year. Robert Tigner is an Extension Educator focusing on agricultural economic issues.

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