Farm Management

NASS Reports Winter Wheat Condition 59% Good to Excellent November 27, 2017

Precipitation was limited and temperatures were warm (averaging 6-15 degrees above normal across the state), allowing for many areas to wrap up corn harvest, according to the November 27 report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Workshops on Ag Liens, Loans and Leases at 2 Sites this Month November 20, 2017

A new workshop — "Ag Liens, Loans, and Leases" — will be held at two sites in mid-December to help farmers assessing these aspects of their farm operation and management.

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Discussion at a 2016 Farmers and Ranchers College event
Figure 1. Farmers and Ranchers College participants work through a case study by determining where components of a balance sheet should be placed in order to better understand how to review financial documents with their lender.

Farmers and Ranchers College Opens with David Kohl Dec. 7 November 17, 2017

Risk management and beef production lead the workshop topics for the 2017-18 Farmers and Ranchers College.

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2 Grain Marketing Workshops Cancelled Due to Harvest Delays November 13, 2017

Due to delayed harvest, two November Grain Marketing Workshops have been cancelled and are expected to be rescheduled for January. The workshops were to be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Wayne and Wednesday, Nov. 15 at O'Neill.

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Farm Program Payments and Projections for Nebraska October 27, 2017

This week's Cornhusker Economics analyzes farm program payment rates, providing details on the current payments as well as the outlook for future support. As commodity prices have declined from pre-2014 levels, ARC and PLC have become important components of the farm income safety net. Early estimates indicate, however, that this could change next year.

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Ag Land Management, Tenant/Landowner Workshops in Rushville, Sidney October 23, 2017

Anyone who owns farmland is welcome to participate in Ag Land Management, Tenant/Landowner Workshops in early November at Rushville and Sidney.

These free workshops provide information about leasing farmland, including current cash rental rates and common lease provisions. Locations, dates and registration information:

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Sample ag land lease

4 Ag Land Lease Workshops Scheduled October 23, 2017

The Ag Land Lease programs are designed to help landlords and tenants develop leases that work well for both parties. The program will cover: understanding the latest land values and cash rental rates, communication and information sharing between a tenant and landlord, common lease provisions, and lease termination, among other topics.

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Effects of Proposed 2017 Tax Reform on Farmers October 19, 2017

It looks more likely each day that Congress will pass tax reform in the near future. This article looks at how the tax reform changes proposed by President Trump would impact farmers and ranchers. The main goals — to reduce taxes for families and businesses and to simplify the tax code — generally would benefit farmers.

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