Farm Management

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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Sample of corn basis chart

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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Nebraska Farm & Ranch Expenditures Down from 2016 August 15, 2017

But Several Expense Categories Far Exceed National Averages

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Western Nebraska Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshop August 15, 2017

An Aug. 29 Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshop is designed to help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for both parties involved and help maintain positive farm leasing relationships. It will be held at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center from 9-11:30 a.m.

Topics for discussion include:

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1099 Form

Who Needs a 1099? August 8, 2017

Farmers and ranchers are required to issue IRS 1099 forms for any payments of $600 or more made in the course of their trade or business. This basically means that if you are deducting that cost on your tax return, your need to issue a 1099. Learn more about the requirements and recommendations for issuing.

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Farmers shaking hands

Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease August 2, 2017

Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal or "handshake" agreements, the details of which may be remembered differently by both parties. This article addresses the deadline for giving termination notice for crop land leases (Sept. 1), how the requirements differ for crop and pasture lands, and links to sample written leases.

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Figure 1. NASA map shows the path and viewing times for the August 21 eclipse as it passes over Nebraska.

Q&A on 2017 Solar Eclipse and Nebraska Agritourism Liability July 27, 2017

Nebraska will be host to thousands of visitors looking to catch the optimal view of the August 21 above our skies. Before opening up your lands to this agritourism opportunity, be sure to understand and addess your liability.

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