2023 Farm Real Estate Report Published: Nebraska Land Values Up 14%
March 16, 2023
The 2023 report findings mark the second-largest increase in market value of ag land in Nebraska since 2014, and the highest non-inflation-adjusted statewide land value in 45 years.
March 1 Filing Deadline
December 9, 2022
Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. Director Tina Barrett discusses payment options available to farmers for the upcoming tax season.
2022 Nebraska Ballot Issues
November 4, 2022
UNL Agricultural and Water Law Specialist Dave Aiken reviews three issues that will be on the 2022 statewide ballot — raising minimum wage, requiring photo IDs for voting, and public payments to expand commercial airline service.
Making Better Farm Management Decisions
May 5, 2022
This Cornhusker Economics article discusses how producers can recognize and understand their own behaviors while making decisions, and avoid errors that may negatively affect their operations.
Significant Changes in Cost of Production for 2022 Crops
February 9, 2022
A review the 2022 crop budgets prepared by crop specialists and extension economists, which highlights factors that influenced this year’s projected production costs.
Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies Influence on Family Farms
November 4, 2021
Though taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance programs are successful in increasing participation, an unintended consequence of such programs has been farm consolidation.
Cornhusker Economics: 2020 Nebraska Property Tax Changes
August 27, 2020
The Nebraska Unicameral enacted significant property tax relief legislation in the closing days of the 2020 legislative session. The compromise establishes a refundable state income tax credit of an estimated 6% of the property taxes paid for local schools (excluding property taxes for school bonds and school budget overrides).
Cornhusker Economics: An Illustration of Farm Program Decisions and Impacts
October 30, 2019
While the ARC and PLC programs were carried over from the 2014 Farm Bill with relatively modest changes, the substantial drop in market prices and outlook since 2014 pointed toward a widespread shift in enrollment away from ARC and toward PLC due to the increased relevance of the price safety net. However, with this year’s extreme weather events, concerns over crop production, and hopes for improved trade prospects, there has been some recovery in commodity prices that could affect farm program supports and producer preferences. The author looks at various program options and the impacts of selecting them.