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Quicken Classes for Farm, Ranch Record Keeping in the Panhandle March 31, 2017

When commodity prices go down, it’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. Three workshops on Quicken for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping will be held in the Panhandle in April.

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Caution for Farm Equipment Leases March 23, 2017

Many factors in the current agricultural economy are leading producers to consider a lease arrangement of new capital purchases instead of an outright purchase. When considering this option, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons as well as possible effects on your tax return.

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Costs of Reducing Potential Nitrogen Pollution in Wheat Production March 23, 2017

Understanding the influence of variable rate nitrogen technology in other areas can help inform Nebraska producers. 

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Report: Agricultural Land Values Decline an Average of 10% March 15, 2017

Preliminary findings from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln indicate that as of February 1, 2017, farmland values declined by about 10% over the prior 12-month period to $2,805 per acre. This marks the third consecutive year of decline. Farmland value peaked in 2014 at $3,315 per acre.

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Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy. Links to full article 'A Checklist for Farm/Ranch Debt Workout'

A Checklist for Farm/Ranch Debt Workout March 14, 2017

Some Nebraska producers may be feeling a financial crunch and considering some unfamiliar options to manage their debt. For those negotiating a workout agreement with their creditor or creditors to restructure debt under challenging financial circumstances, the author lists several points to consider.

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Quicken Workshops at 5 Sites in March March 10, 2017

When commodity prices go down, it’s important for farmers and ranchers to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. This March Nebraska Extension is continuing its workshops on how to use Quicken software for farm finances.

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Grain Marketing Workshops this Month March 10, 2017

Location- and commodity-specific grain marketing information will be presented during the Nebraska Extension Grain Marketing Workshops to be held across Nebraska this winter. The meetings will provide information and tools to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

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Figure 1. A trained mediator can be an important tool in helping two sides come together to avoid foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Nebraska Farm Credit Mediation March 9, 2017

This year's historic weather events and low commodity prices are taking a financial toll on many farm operations and agribusinesses. Consider whether farm credit mediation, explained here, may offer an alternative to avoid loan foreclosure or bankruptcy.

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