Farm Management

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Market Journal Looks at Long-run Crop Price Cycles December 8, 2017

This week on Market Journal host Jeff Wilkerson talks with Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, about research on how long-run price cycles could indicate when crop market prices will recover. Wilkerson also talks with Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Loren Giesler about selecting soybean traits to reduce disease risk. In 2017 Nebraska soybean farmers produced the state's largest soybean crop in the state's history, he notes, representing the state's fourth record in four years.

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Nebraska Crop Production Budgets Updated for 2018 December 6, 2017

The 78 Nebraska Crop Budgets for 2018 include five new budgets relative to corn-soybean rotations and updated costs for inputs, machinery operation, ownership, and service. The budgets are grouped by crop and provided in two formats: PDF and an editable Excel spreadsheet that allows users to customize the budget to reflect their operation.

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December Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics December 4, 2017

Register in advance for these confidential, one-on-one consultations with ag financial and legal experts.

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Extension Training for Farm Record-Keeping Software November 27, 2017

Tune up your farm and ranch record-keeping skills at Nebraska Extension training opportunities this December at the Panhandle Research and Education Center in Scottsbluff.

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NASS Reports Winter Wheat Condition 59% Good to Excellent November 27, 2017

Precipitation was limited and temperatures were warm (averaging 6-15 degrees above normal across the state), allowing for many areas to wrap up corn harvest, according to the November 27 report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Workshops on Ag Liens, Loans and Leases at 2 Sites this Month November 20, 2017

A new workshop — "Ag Liens, Loans, and Leases" — will be held at two sites in mid-December to help farmers assessing these aspects of their farm operation and management.

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Discussion at a 2016 Farmers and Ranchers College event
Figure 1. Farmers and Ranchers College participants work through a case study by determining where components of a balance sheet should be placed in order to better understand how to review financial documents with their lender.

Farmers and Ranchers College Opens with David Kohl Dec. 7 November 17, 2017

Risk management and beef production lead the workshop topics for the 2017-18 Farmers and Ranchers College.

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2 Grain Marketing Workshops Cancelled Due to Harvest Delays November 13, 2017

Due to delayed harvest, two November Grain Marketing Workshops have been cancelled and are expected to be rescheduled for January. The workshops were to be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Wayne and Wednesday, Nov. 15 at O'Neill.

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