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Grain Marketing 2020: Survival and COVID-19

May 1, 2020
Let’s state the obvious: this isn’t a typical year and we all know it. This article will discuss how to build a marketing strategy to assure that the farm continues to the next crop year.

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Emergency Use of Milk as a Fertilizer Q&A

April 23, 2020
Difficult challenges in the dairy industry such as those resulting from COVID-19 result in times when a market is not available for milk. When those occur, using milk as a crop fertilizer may provide a short-term option for gaining some value from milk.

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CARES Act 2020: Unemployment Insurance and Farmers and Ranchers

April 22, 2020
The labor department says the new temporary pandemic assistance will be administered like the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program. So, one can expect that farmers will be eligible under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program.

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CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans - Partnerships

April 17, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is working to help alleviate the strain many businesses and individuals have under the current circumstances. This article gives information on guidelines announced for partnerships and Schedule C’s.

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Potential Respirator Shortage Due to COVID-19

April 16, 2020
Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be in short supply, regionally or nationally, in the 2020 growing season. What can people in Ag industry do to prepare?

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Free Webinars to Discuss COVID-19 Economic Impact on Nebraska Agriculture

April 10, 2020
The first session is Thursday, April 16, 3 p.m. (central), and features Nathan Kauffman, with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, presenting on COVID-19 Economic Developments and U.S. Agriculture.

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Farm Operations Plans in Case of Sudden Illness

April 9, 2020
In the event a key farm operator is unable to operate the farm, Nebraska Extension has developed a Crop Operations Plan to help guide someone new to the operation to adequately and successfully operate the farm for the next couple months.

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#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in Touch

April 9, 2020
The truth is for many farmers and ranchers the physical act of social distancing may not be as big of a challenge as it is for our urban counterparts. Yes, it may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty.

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