Farm Management

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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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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Calculating ag taxes

Agricultural Tax Planning in Low Income Years

October 25, 2016
Producers often feel there is no need to do tax planning in years when there is no profit, but in many ways, it’s more important to do tax planning in low income years than it is in high income years.  There are many planning strategies that can be used to help save tax dollars over the long term if there is enough time to plan.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics Set for November

October 25, 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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Graphic of a hand on a calculator to accompany 5 tax tips
Graphic of a hand on a calculator to accompany 5 tax tips

5 Tax Deductions for Your Farm

October 21, 2016

Tax time on the farm can be a little stressful. In gathering all your forms and receipts in preparation for a visit to your accountant, don’t forget about these five deductions.

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