Farm Management

Cornhusker Economics: Accrual Accounting and the Farm Business

December 11, 2019
This article explains conceptual frameworks and two accrual accounting principles: namely, the revenue recognition principle and the matching principle.

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Sample crop production budget for corn

Why Should You Prepare and Use Crop Budgets?

December 4, 2019
The 2020 Crop Production Budgets for Nebraska are now available. They include 80 budgets for 15 crops, available in both PDF and customizable Excel formats.

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Farm and Ranch Employer Seminars This Month

December 2, 2019
Finding, hiring, and retaining quality employees are major challenges for Nebraska agricultural businesses. In December Nebraska Extension will host seminars to help ag employers learn practices to help motivate and empower their employees.

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Ag Economist David Kohl to Speak Dec. 9 in Bruning

November 22, 2019
Agricultural economist David Kohl will be the first speaker in the 2019-2020 Farmers and Ranchers College Series.

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Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops to Highlight the Latest in Leasing, Real Estate, Succession

November 21, 2019
Presenters have completely revised the land management curriculum for these workshops and encourage landowners and farmers to come and learn about what to expect in the next decade.

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Schedule of Nebrask Extension Risk and Reward ag workshops

New Workshop to Focus on Managing Risk and Reward

November 21, 2019
This workshop shows the importance of using two tools ― a grain marketing plan and crop insurance ― together to aid farm survival.

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Extension, FSA to Host Farm Bill Education Meetings Across Nebraska

October 30, 2019
Nebraska Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill Education meetings from late November to mid-December to help producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

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Cornhusker Economics: An Illustration of Farm Program Decisions and Impacts

October 30, 2019
While the ARC and PLC programs were carried over from the 2014 Farm Bill with relatively modest changes, the substantial drop in market prices and outlook since 2014 pointed toward a widespread shift in enrollment away from ARC and toward PLC due to the increased relevance of the price safety net. However, with this year’s extreme weather events, concerns over crop production, and hopes for improved trade prospects, there has been some recovery in commodity prices that could affect farm program supports and producer preferences. The author looks at various program options and the impacts of selecting them.

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