Farm Management

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Terminating a Verbal Farmland Lease

August 14, 2020
Some farm leases are not written but are verbal or "handshake" agreements. The most common legal issue associated with verbal farm leases is how a lease may legally be terminated.

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CARES Act Implications on Tax Planning for Farmers

August 6, 2020
The CARES Act included several other provisions that didn’t get as much attention. Farmers need to be aware of these as they go into tax planning this fall, as they could benefit their operations.

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corn field with center pivot irrigation
Photo by Glennis McClure

Preparing Yourself for Corn Under $3 Per Bushel

August 3, 2020
The market rally following the June 30 USDA Acreage report has come and gone. So, now what? This article will discuss the price probabilities for the last half of 2020 and how to prepare for farm survival.

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2020 Custom Rates Statewide Summary Available

July 30, 2020
The recently completed 2020 Nebraska Custom Rates Survey and accompanying report summarize current rates charged for specific machinery operations and custom services across the state.

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wheat being cut for forage
Cutting and windrowing forage wheat in south central Nebraska for processing into wheatlage. (Photos by Todd Whitney)

Estimating a Fair Value for Standing Forage

July 29, 2020
Several things need to be considered when deciding what value to place on standing forage. Forage prices reflect current inventories, demand, expected current season production and associated yield risk, and quality characteristics.

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Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for August

July 29, 2020
Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers across the state in August 2020. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

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Building your FARM team graphic

Who is on your Farm and Ranch Management (FARM) team?

July 21, 2020
When owning or working on a farm or a ranch, you wear many hats. You are an agronomist, a mechanic, a truck driver, a marketer and a family mediator. But what about when you need professional advice and guidance?

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Extension Offering Financial Record-Keeping Course for Ag Producers

July 16, 2020
A Nebraska Extension online course designed to help farmers and ranchers improve their decision-making by better understanding their current financial positions will begin Aug. 1.

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