Ag Finance

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Impacts of Crop Insurance and Intra-season Hedging on Long-run Net Income Risk

July 15, 2021
Results of a recent study on privately funded tools, such as hedging grain on the futures market, and publicly funded tools, such as government subsidized crop insurance to investigate the role of intra-season hedging strategies and crop insurance.

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Calculating Field Operation Costs with ABC and Setting Harvest Rates

July 15, 2021
Nebraska Extension Educator Glennis McClure reviews the rates reported in the 2020 biennial custom rates report and how to utilize the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics’ new Ag Budget Calculator program.

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Ag Carbon Credit Contract Checklist

June 29, 2021
With considerable interest in selling carbon credits in the agriculture industry, farmers should carefully consider the financial implications of a carbon contract before meeting with an aggregator.

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IANR Launches Center for Agricultural Profitability

June 29, 2021
The new center focuses on research, extension outreach and education related to profitability and supporting informed decision-making and management choices for farmers and ranchers.

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Farm Income and the Safety Net in 2021

May 20, 2021
In this article, a brief analysis of farm income and federal farm income safety net programs provides some insight on current conditions and on potential future directions for ag policy and farm economics.

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Quality Decision-making: What Should Farmers and Ranchers Be Paying Attention to Now?

May 20, 2021
To prepare producers for sustainability in the rapidly changing agricultural industry's environment, this article reviews tactics for protecting liquidity, reducing debt and managing law changes.

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Proactive and Quality Decision-making in Agriculture

April 29, 2021
A discussion on how growers can benefit from building proactive decision-making skills and get the results they want from their operation. 

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How Does Refinancing Affect Your Balance Sheet?

April 1, 2021
Refinancing can be a useful tool for farms and ranches to improve cash flow, but it also impacts your balance sheet. Jessica Groskopf takes a closer look at what changes you should be prepared to see.

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