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Charting Commodities: Technical vs Fundamental Analysis February 18, 2019

A new series of articles, Charting Commodities, will explore the basics of some of the more common indicators used in technical analysis. This article defines and compares technical analysis and fundamental analysis.

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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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Economic Impacts of the Nebraska Ethanol and Ethanol Co-Products Industry 2015 - 2017 February 15, 2019

The Nebraska ethanol industry remains an important market in Nebraska with a production capacity of 2.558 billion gallons in 2017, resulting in the value of ethanol production at $3.764 billion, trailing only corn and cattle.

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Cornhusker Economics: Negotiating Cash Rent Like a Pro February 13, 2019

Given the constraints of both the landlord and tenant, real estate taxes, and the farm economy, finding an equitable crop land rental agreement before February 28 may take a little creativity this year. Considering these factors may help.

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Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Workshops February 5, 2019

Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend one of several free land management workshops sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. “Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century” will cover current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations.

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