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All sessions of the 2024 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be livestreamed, and virtual attendance is free. See registration link below for more information.

Registration Now Open for USDA’s 100th Agricultural Outlook Forum

November 2, 2023
At the 2024 forum, more than 100 experts from government, industry and academia will share insights on commodity and food price outlooks, U.S. and global agricultural trade developments, ag innovations, climate change and the bioeconomy.

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Research has shown that small businesses who highly engage in strategic planning activities realize 60% higher gross returns than those who do not highly engage. (Photo courtesy Center for Ag Profitability)

What is the Value of Strategic Planning for Farmers and Ranchers?

March 30, 2023
UNL Farm and Ranch Management Specialist Jay Parsons discusses the impacts of sound strategic planning and decision-making in today’s ag industry.

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Any corporation with limited liability protection should regularly keep the minutes of its annual meeting to ensure its continued legal status. (Photo courtesy Center for Agricultural Profitability | Jopwell/Pexels)

Meeting Minutes Requirements for Farm and Ranch Businesses

February 16, 2023
UNL financial management experts outline what should be in a corporation's annual meeting minutes and why it's so important to record and keep them.

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What is the Value of Financial and Business Management to Ag Producers?

May 20, 2022
This article analyzes the correlation between Nebraska producers' management prowess, as measured by a Business IQ survey, and the financial performance of their farming operation.

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Nebraska Farm Income and Farm Policy Directions

December 21, 2021
This article provides insight on current conditions and on potential future directions for ag policy and farm programs through a brief analysis of farm income and federal farm income safety net programs.

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The Value of Farm Business Policies for Employees

April 15, 2021
In this article and accompanying podcast, learn how to build a comprehensive mission statement and business policy that accurately represents and fortifies your farm operation.  

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Q&A: Syngenta Settlement

October 13, 2017
A $1.4 billion settlement was announced in the Syngenta lawsuit over lost revenue from China rejecting corn shipments containing unapproved Syngenta varieties.

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Kansas Federal Jury Awards $218 Million in Syngenta Litigation

June 29, 2017

On June 23 a federal jury awarded $218 million in damages to 7300 Kansas farmers for lost revenue from China rejecting corn shipments containing unapproved Syngenta varieties.

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