Farm Management

Flooded cropland in eastern Nebraska. Photo by William Dodd)
In areas where cropland was flooded, should rental rates be adjusted for 2019? Landlord-tenant communication this spring is recommended to address this question.

Should Leases be Adjusted for Flood-Damaged Farm Ground?

March 28, 2019
This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics flyer

Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics this April

March 27, 2019
Seven confidential, one-on-one clinics will be held across the state this April to address ag law and farm finance issues with producers. Call for an appointment.

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Computer screen showing chart of commodity prices

Charting Commodities: Bar Chart vs Candlestick Chart

March 14, 2019
Many types of charts are used to track movement in the grain market. This article looks at how to use and interpret two of them: the OHLC bar chart and the candlestick chart.

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Image of iconic market forces, the bear and the bull.

Charting Commodities: Technical vs Fundamental Analysis

February 18, 2019
A new series of articles, Charting Commodities, will explore the basics of some of the more common indicators used in technical analysis. This article defines and compares technical analysis and fundamental analysis.

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Farm finance records and a calculator

Ways to Stretch Cash Flow

February 15, 2019
Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk. Consider these recommendations to improve your cash flow.

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UNL Department of Agricultural Economics report on the Economic Impacts of the Nebraska Ethanol and Ethanol Co-Products Industry 2015-17

Economic Impacts of the Nebraska Ethanol and Ethanol Co-Products Industry 2015 - 2017

February 15, 2019
The Nebraska ethanol industry remains an important market in Nebraska with a production capacity of 2.558 billion gallons in 2017, resulting in the value of ethanol production at $3.764 billion, trailing only corn and cattle.

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Cornhusker Economics: Negotiating Cash Rent Like a Pro

February 13, 2019
Given the constraints of both the landlord and tenant, real estate taxes, and the farm economy, finding an equitable crop land rental agreement before February 28 may take a little creativity this year. Considering these factors may help.

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Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Workshops

February 5, 2019

Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend one of several free land management workshops sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. “Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century” will cover current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations.

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