Robert Tigner - Agricultural Systems Economist Educator
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?
January 8, 2018
An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics, it explores how cash flow statements and budgets are a crucial part of the farm and ranch business financial management, allowing farm and ranch managers to track the actual inflows and outflows of cash.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.