Farm Management

Graphic noting end of year calendar for prepaid expenses

Ag Accounting: The Ins and Outs of Prepaid Expenses

November 12, 2018
Are you considering some late 2018 purchases? Three factors can help you and your tax preparer determine whether they meet the Internal Revenue Service requirements for a prepaid expense.

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Figure 1. Are you enhancing your farm income with a side business, such as custom haying or product sales? Knowing all your product's attributes can help you tailor your management and marketing plan to help grow your business.

Running Your Business: What is your Product?

October 30, 2018
A lot of farm and ranch operations have side businesses such as selling seed corn, installing fence, doing conservation land work, or providing other custom services. This series looks at how to develop these side businesses.

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Soybeans in a flooded field

How Crop Insurance May Soften the Blow of Low Quality Soybeans

October 24, 2018
Crop insurance is typically thought of as protecting against low yields and/or revenue, but it can also protect against low quality. With soybeans four types of discounts are considered.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics this November

October 23, 2018
Schedule free, one-on-one ag law or ag financial consultations at one of these five sites in November.

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Farm-Ranch Succession and Transition Workshops Nov. 5-7

October 16, 2018
Negotiating with family and understanding the difference between fair and equal will be among the topics addressed at Farm and Ranch Estate Planning workshops in western Nebraska Nov. 5-7.

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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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Standing in a field an employer shows a new employee the "lay of the land" and the operation
Standing in a field an employer shows a new employee the "lay of the land" and the operation.

Running Your Business: Employment-at-Will

October 8, 2018
Nebraska is an "employment-at-will" state; however, there are instances when an employee's dismissal could be illegal. This article is one in a series on running your own business.

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Farm/Ranch Transition Workshops: When You're Not in Control

September 28, 2018
A new series of Nebraska Extension farm/ranch transition workshops is designed for the "sandwich generation," the one falling between retiring grandparents and the grandchildren who may or may not be interested in returning to the operation. The workshops will cover family communication and financial and legal aspects.

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