Farm Management

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Price Volatility Brings Marketing Opportunities, With Risks

August 1, 2019
Uncertainty about national grain production as well as local yields has put farmers in a tough place. Should they sell growing crop now, or wait? This articles looks at two examples as well as what to consider with a hedging strategy.

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Cash-Rent Workshops to Cover Current Rates, Leases, Budgets

July 30, 2019
These workshops will cover current trends in cash rental rates and land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations, and current university crop budget information.

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Good Farmer to Great Manager Record-Keeping Course at 2 Sites

July 12, 2019
The difference between a good farmer and a great manager often comes down to knowing the true financial position of a farm. Good records make it possible to track an operation’s financial position. Learn how to get your records in order at upcoming workshops in Lincoln and Bridgeport.

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Avoiding Fireworks When Two Generations Manage an Ag Operation

June 26, 2019
Sometimes when a younger generation returns to the farm, shared management can be a difficult transition. The author of this Cornhusker Economics article talked with growers across the state about their concerns and offers recommendations for achieving a smooth integration.

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Using Your Precision Ag Data for Faster Reporting to USDA FSA

June 19, 2019
For the next few weeks (ending July 15), producers in 19 Nebraska counties can report their planted acres to FSA electronically using precision ag data they may have collected during planting season.

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Expanding the Farm Income Safety Net

June 12, 2019
A look at the wide and expanding safety net for crop producers provides perspective and management insight in the wake of current production and marketing challenges.

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Understanding and Applying Casualty Losses

June 3, 2019
Casualty losses are an area of the tax code that we thankfully don’t have to deal with very often. However, when they do occur, they can be a major event in the life of a farming operation. Here are some things to consider and do now before tax time rolls around.

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Considerations After The Final Corn Planting Date

May 23, 2019
If wet conditions kept you from getting all your corn planted by the final RMA planting date for Nebraska corn, there are other options to consider. This article was revised June 7 to clarify and correct information on planting another crop on ground claimed for prevented planting for corn. On June 20, 2019, RMA changed the deadline after which haying and grazing would be allowed on cover crops planted on prevent plant acres from November 1 to September 1.

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