Farm Management

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Farm Income and the Safety Net in 2021

May 20, 2021
In this article, a brief analysis of farm income and federal farm income safety net programs provides some insight on current conditions and on potential future directions for ag policy and farm economics.

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Quality Decision-making: What Should Farmers and Ranchers Be Paying Attention to Now?

May 20, 2021
To prepare producers for sustainability in the rapidly changing agricultural industry's environment, this article reviews tactics for protecting liquidity, reducing debt and managing law changes.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Making of a Model

May 20, 2021
UNL assistant professor Dr. Laila Puntel discusses the complexities of a nitrogen model, connecting the dots between the abstract concept of a model with commercially available tools.

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Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for June

May 19, 2021
With in-person meetings resuming, there are four dates and locations set for free farm and ag law clinics in June.

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Crop Protection Network Scouting School

April 29, 2021
Learn how to scout fields for problems with Crop Protection Network's 2021 Virtual Crop Scout School.

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Proactive and Quality Decision-making in Agriculture

April 29, 2021
A discussion on how growers can benefit from building proactive decision-making skills and get the results they want from their operation. 

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Managing an Ever-complex Farming Operation: Seven Types of Waste

April 22, 2021
To add value and success to your operation without adding more cattle or acres, review the seven types of wastes to watch for on your farm.

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Brandon Schirmer sprays defoliant on one of the fields at his father's multi-crop 1,014-acre farm, in Batesville, Texas, on Aug. 12, 2020. (Lance Cheung/USDA)

Rising Fuel and Input Prices: Adjusting Enterprise Budgets and Tracking Cost of Production

April 22, 2021
With input expenses on the rise, Extension Educator Glennis McClure analyzes the current cost of production and breakeven estimates for 2021.

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