Cornhusker Economics

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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Cornhusker Economics on Farm Programs, Payments and Prospects October 24, 2018

An analysis of farm program payment rates with information on current programs and the outlook for future support.

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Cornhusker Economics: Using Partial Budgets to Examine Incremental Ag Business Changes June 8, 2018

When considering business changes for your farm or ranch, focusing on a partial budget can help evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes without accounting for the entire farm budget. The story offers key points to consider and examples of how to apply them to your farm business.

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Cornhusker Economics Q&A on Ethanol Price Fight and Nebraska Ag April 11, 2018

The petroleum industry has launched a fierce political fight against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the regulations that require renewable fuels such as ethanol to be blended into the motor fuel supply. The industry complains that meeting those requirements has become too expensive.

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Farm Program Payments and Projections for Nebraska October 27, 2017

This week's Cornhusker Economics analyzes farm program payment rates, providing details on the current payments as well as the outlook for future support. As commodity prices have declined from pre-2014 levels, ARC and PLC have become important components of the farm income safety net. Early estimates indicate, however, that this could change next year.

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