John Beghin has been named the Michael Yanney Chair of International Trade and Finance. An expert in international agriculture and food-markets economics, he is the former director of Iowa State University's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.
Are you wondering about what's going to happen with agricultural land values and rental rates, given storm damage and market turmoil this spring. Submit your questions and join the second Agricultural Land Management Quarterly webinar for the answers this Monday, May 20.
The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska declined by 3% over the prior year to an average of $2,650 per acre, according to the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey, released this week by the Department of Agricultural Economics. The annual survey covers ag land values and cash rental rates.
Women producers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to attend the 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 21-22 in Kearney. Conference and lodging scholarships are available and applications are due by Feb. 1.
If producers are shielded from yield risk by crop insurance, does that affect their input use? New studies illustrate the role of actual production history and the dynamic nature of moral hazard in crop insurance.
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?
The extra agricultural production from irrigation across the High Plains Aquifer (HPA) was worth about $3.5 billion in 2007, $2 billion of which was produced in Nebraska. This research analyzed annual crop production and weather information for 1960 to 2007 for each of the 205 counties overlying the HPA.
The Nebraska Crop Production Budgets have been revised and updated for 2019 with 78 budgets covering different management systems for 15 crops. The largest cost increases from 2018 were for nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers.