Department of Agricultural Economics

Multi-state map of counties showing agricultural value of irrigation water per acre ($/ac) in 2007.

Cornhusker Economics: Putting a Dollar Value on Irrigation in the High Plains

November 14, 2018
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.

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Card promoting the 2019 Crop Budgets

Nebraska Crop Production Budgets for 2019

November 14, 2018
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.

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Landlord-Tenant Workshops on Managing Land for the 21st Century

October 15, 2018
Learn about current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations at a series of workshops on "Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century." The Nebraska Extension landlord-tenant events will be held at nine sites in November and December.

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Pie chart showing entities responsible for maintaining irrigation systems as part of cash leases

2018 Cash Lease Adjustments on Irrigation Equipment for Cropland Rental Arrangements in Nebraska

August 16, 2018
How are landlords and tenants managing the costs for irrigation systems as part of their cash lease arrangements? Using data from the 2017-2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey, ag economists explore the options and discounts reported in this Cornhusker Economics.

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Gold Star Negotiations: Interest Over Position

August 14, 2018
When negotiating, listening for the true interests of both parties can be essential to achieving a win-win. Here's how one negotiation was opened up by broadening the discussion.

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Average value of Nebraska farmland as of February 1, 2018. Links to full article.

2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report

June 22, 2018
Final results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey show a fourth consecutive year of declining Nebraska agricultural land values. The statewide average value dropped 4% to $2,270 per acre.

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Farm Succession quote

How Land Transitions can Lead to Unintended Consequences

May 10, 2018
Inaction or failing to plan and communicate your wishes for transitioning your farm estate can create unnecessary and unexpected problems for the next generation. Here's what one family faced after the passing of their parents and what might have been done differently.

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Women in Ag proo

Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 22-23

February 13, 2018
"Growing Our Future, Valuing Our Traditions" will be key theme of the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference with more than 30 workshops focusing on managing financial, market, production, human and legal risk.

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