Ag Finance

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Strategic planning is a dynamic process that requires continuous adaptation to changing circumstances and is most effective when it includes input from stakeholders, including family, partners, employees, and even customers, suppliers, and buyers. (CAP photo)

The Importance of Strategic Planning for Farmers and Ranchers

February 15, 2024
Center for Agricultural Profitability Director Larry Van Tassell discusses two steps that make planning strategic: defining the mission of the business, and assessing the external environment and its implications for the farm business.

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As part of the new collaboration, the CDFA-NASDA program will help rural communities understand the myriad of financing programs available to invest in socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and develop long-term access to capital programs and strategies.

New Program Aims to Help Socially Disadvantaged Ag Producers Access Capital

February 14, 2024
The program will assist underserved farmers and ranchers with finding affordable funding sources to start and grow their business.

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For farmers and ranchers, having investments like a retirement account can help mitigate risk. Often, retirement funds grow at a higher rate than inflation, protecting a person’s purchasing power later in life.

One-Participant 401(k): Saving for Retirement and Reducing Taxes

January 31, 2024
Insights on saving for retirement and reducing tax liability for self-employed farmers and ranchers.

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According to USDA, only 40% of farm households participate in some type of retirement account.

One-Participant 401(k) as a Tool for Farmers and Ranchers

January 31, 2024
Center for Ag Profitability experts review features of the One-Participant 401(k), which helps self-employed individuals and their spouses save money for retirement and reduce taxable income.

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Though the farm finance and ag law clinics are offered monthly at sites across Nebraska, remote sessions are another option — call the number below to arrange a one-on-one meeting via phone or virtual platform.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for February 2024

January 22, 2024
February's clinics will be located in Fairbury, Norfolk, Stuart and Greeley.

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Improve your grain marketing skills by attending a Nebraska Extension workshop on Jan. 31 in Crawford or Feb. 7 in Oshkosh. More resources on grain marketing can be found here.

Nebraska Extension to Host Grain Marketing Workshops in Crawford, Oshkosh

January 18, 2024
Real audio and video examples of grain market analysts will be used during the workshops to help producers decode market lingo and hone their marketing skills.

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Benson Bounty presents ‘Planting a Profitable Pollinator Habitat with Native Nebraska Plants,’ a SARE-funded project that explored the profitability of growing native perennial plants and marketing them through a variety of channels. (Photo by Sydney Seh)

Registration is Open for the Annual Local Food and Healthy Farms Conference

January 4, 2024
This year's conference features more than 30 sessions on agricultural and local food systems, including farm financial and transition planning, farm skills, field crops, livestock, farm and food policy, and more.

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Though the farm finance and ag law clinics are offered monthly at sites across Nebraska, remote sessions are another option — call the number below to arrange a one-on-one meeting via phone or virtual platform.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for January 2024

December 19, 2023
Nebraskans can attend a free, in-person farm and ag law clinic in January 2024, or call to arrange a virtual/phone appointment. 

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