Farm Management

Cornhusker Economics: Farm Program Payments and Projections

December 1, 2016
This week's Cornhusker Economics, produced by the Department of Agricultural Economics, looks at the federal Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs—important components of the farm income safety net and the outlook ahead for these programs.

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NU Extension Event
NU Extension Event

Business Succession and Estate Planning Workshops

November 23, 2016
Free workshops on business succession and estate planning for farm and ranch owners, families and beginners will be held at several sites across the state this winter.

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Field to market field print
Field to market field print

Field Assessment to Improve Efficiency Workshops Start Dec. 5

November 22, 2016
Nebraska Extension is hosting a series of free Field to Market workshops to help farmers interested in field sustainability move toward continuous improvement of their operation. The workshops will be held across the state in December and February.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in December

November 18, 2016

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.

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Photo of harvest from a combine's perspective
Scott Spohn, with Spohn Farms in Friend, pauses after offloading corn and watches as his father continues harvesting in October 2015. The 2016 Market Journal Roadshow will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for Nebraska farmers and ranchers at four locations across the state from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.

Roadshow to Address Ag Outlook, Management Decisions

November 11, 2016
The 2016 Market Journal Roadshow will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for Nebraska farmers and ranchers at four locations across the state from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. The roadshow is in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agricultural Economics' Cornhusker Outlook Series.

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Photo of working with receipts and a home laptop computer

Nov. 21 Quicken Workshop for Farm-Ranch Recordkeeping

November 9, 2016

When commodity prices go down, it’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time.

A Quicken Workshop for Farmers and Ranchers will be held Monday, Nov. 21, from 1-4 p.m. at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center.

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Average capital purchase trend line for Nebraska Farm Business Inc. clients for 2002-2015.
Average capital purchase trend line for Nebraska Farm Business Inc. clients for 2002-2015.

Cash Flow and Tax Planning

November 3, 2016
The author examines the differences between various farm income definitions and the economic implications of some of the short-term tax planning used in the last decade..

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Grain Marketing Workshops Offer Valuable Info in Year of Low Prices

October 26, 2016
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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