Farm Management

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Excel Pro Tip: Using Multiple Windows

June 14, 2018
As Excel workbooks get more complex, it often becomes necessary to review different parts of a spreadsheet or different spreadsheets in the workbook at the same time. Using multiple windows can be a real time saver, helping users be more effective.

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Cornhusker Economics: Using Partial Budgets to Examine Incremental Ag Business Changes

June 8, 2018
When considering business changes for your farm or ranch, focusing on a partial budget can help evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes without accounting for the entire farm budget. The story offers key points to consider and examples of how to apply them to your farm business.

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New Farm/Ranch Employee Intake

May 31, 2018
Developing and following a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for new employee orientation can help ensure newbies understand the operation and can better contribute to its success. Check out these other recommendations for helping new employees get a good start.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in June

May 25, 2018
One-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations are available at five sits this June to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, and water rights.

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Syngenta GMO Settlement Claims Due October 12, 2018

May 23, 2018
Corn producers and eligible landlords have until Oct. 12 to file claims on the Syngenta GMO Settlement. Here's an outline of the claims process and what growers need to do.

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NFBI Averages Show Crop Operations Buoyed Up by Livestock in 2017

May 17, 2018
The 2017 averages from farm and ranch operations serviced by Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. were recently released and show more polarization among healthy and non-healthy financial situations among the group. With the downturn in crop prices, operations that did not adapt are struggling.

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Accounting for Agriculture: Who’s a “Related Person”?

May 14, 2018
Understanding the IRS definition of family and its implications for your taxes is important when doing business with "related persons." This is one in a series of articles on Accounting for Agriculture.

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How Land Transitions can Lead to Unintended Consequences

May 10, 2018
Inaction or failing to plan and communicate your wishes for transitioning your farm estate can create unnecessary and unexpected problems for the next generation. Here's what one family faced after the passing of their parents and what might have been done differently.

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