Cornhusker Economics

Field of diverse cover crops
Field of diverse cover crops

Cover Crop Use and Implications for Cropland Lease Arrangements in 2019 July 8, 2019

Cover crops were planted on almost 750,000 acres in Nebraska in 2017, the last year of the USDA Ag Census. A recent Cornhusker Economics reports cover crop acreage by county as well as how to consider their short-term costs and potential long-term benefits when negotiating crop land leases.

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New Law Allows Lower Taxes for Flood-Damaged Property June 5, 2019

A new Nebraska law provides that property owners who suffered significant flood damage can apply to have their 2019 property taxes lowered. Damage must be reported on a new state form by July 15.

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Risk Management Center Trains Growers to Manage Complex Risks May 15, 2019

After several years of agricultural prosperity and US net farm income that peaked at almost $124 billion in 2013, the most recent forecast from the UDSA Economic Research Service projects net farm income at less than $70 billion for 2019. The Extension Risk Management Education program helps farmers learn how to navigate the many risks they face.

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Examining the Capacity of Nebraska Rangelands for Cattle Production May 1, 2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers evaluate the forage production of Nebraska’s perennial grazing land systems and the potential to increase cow/calf production in Nebraska.

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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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Cornhusker Economics: Tax Strategies with the New Section 199A January 30, 2019

Among the many tax consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are those affected by Section 199A deduction. A good tax break for farmers, it changes incentives for farmer patrons to market through cooperatives.

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Avoid Family Trouble when Planning Farm/Ranch Succession January 24, 2019

When looking at farm succession or transfer, sometimes recognizing the contribution of the sibling who stayed on the farm can be difficult for those who didn't. Good communication among family members is critical to a fair settlement. Here's one plan.

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Do We Need More Futures Contracts in Commodity Markets? November 28, 2018

In light of the current global trade disputes, the CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, is reported to be considering launching a futures contract based on Brazilian soybeans. What could that mean for the market?

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