Robert Tigner - Agricultural Systems Economist Educator

Robert Tigner

Home damaged by natural disaster

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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Cornhusker Economics: Using Partial Budgets to Examine Incremental Ag Business Changes

June 8, 2018
When considering business changes for your farm or ranch, focusing on a partial budget can help evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes without accounting for the entire farm budget. The story offers key points to consider and examples of how to apply them to your farm business.

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New Farm/Ranch Employee Intake

May 31, 2018
Developing and following a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for new employee orientation can help ensure newbies understand the operation and can better contribute to its success. Check out these other recommendations for helping new employees get a good start.

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