Farm Management

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Effects of Proposed 2017 Tax Reform on Farmers October 19, 2017

It looks more likely each day that Congress will pass tax reform in the near future. This article looks at how the tax reform changes proposed by President Trump would impact farmers and ranchers. The main goals — to reduce taxes for families and businesses and to simplify the tax code — generally would benefit farmers.

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Q&A: Syngenta Settlement October 13, 2017

A $1.4 billion settlement was announced in the Syngenta lawsuit over lost revenue from China rejecting corn shipments containing unapproved Syngenta varieties.

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So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What? October 6, 2017

If you've inherited or received farmland and want to learn some of the best strategies for managing it as an asset, get key information at a Nebraska Extension program being hosted at several sites this fall.

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Annie’s Project Retreat Nov. 3-4 in Scottsbluff October 3, 2017

Estate and transition planning will be the focus of an Annie’s Project Retreat Nov. 3-4 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. Course size is limited; please pre-register by Oct. 27.

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Tips for Pre-Tax Planning using Quicken Deluxe September 25, 2017

Fall is a good time to start thinking ahead to your farm or ranch taxes. If you use Quicken (Deluxe) for your record keeping, here are some key reports to make your tax planning and next meeting with your accountant easier.

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Nebraska map of irrigated cropland cash rental rates by county

By the Numbers: Who's Paying How Much in Cash Rent? September 11, 2017

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released average cash rents by county for irrigated, non-irrigated and pasture ag lands in Nebraska. Higher rates tended to be in eastern Nebraska for all three land use types.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln program at Husker Harvest Days
Steve Ress, specialist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Water Center, talks with attendees at one of the university's displays in 2016. Attendees at Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 12-14 near Grand Island, can find the University's Husker Red steel building at Lot 321 on the south side of the exhibit grounds.

University's HHD Displays Focus on Strengthening the Farm/Ranch Bottom Line August 31, 2017

Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will demonstrate how minor changes on Nebraska's farms and ranches can lead to major returns.

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Tracking Grain Price Basis to Identify Trends August 16, 2017

A new interactive, online tool can help you better understand and monitor local elevator basis levels and trends for corn, soybean, and wheat, which may help you garner a higher cash price for your grain.

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