Department of Agricultural Economics

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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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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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 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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Crop Insurance Workshop

Managing Risk with Crop Insurance Workshop

February 8, 2018
Understanding crop insurance and selecting the product best suited to your operation can give you a financial advantage. Learn how at this Feb. 26 workshop in Grand Island.

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Farmstead

Characteristics of Financially Resilient Farms

February 5, 2018
Some farmers are finding profits despite the tough economic times. What are they doing that you might adopt or adapt to make your operation more resilient?

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