Financial Management

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As part of the new collaboration, the CDFA-NASDA program will help rural communities understand the myriad of financing programs available to invest in socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and develop long-term access to capital programs and strategies.

New Program Aims to Help Socially Disadvantaged Ag Producers Access Capital

February 14, 2024
The program will assist underserved farmers and ranchers with finding affordable funding sources to start and grow their business.

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The Agricultural Budget Calculator is a free tool to help producers figure machinery field operation and ownership costs. For more, visit the ABC website. (CAP photo)

Figuring Field Operation Costs Using the Agricultural Budget Calculator Program

February 1, 2024
This article provides an in-depth analysis of field operation costs for newer equipment versus slightly older equipment of similar size and power, which are used to determine costs for planting row crops.

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For farmers and ranchers, having investments like a retirement account can help mitigate risk. Often, retirement funds grow at a higher rate than inflation, protecting a person’s purchasing power later in life.

One-Participant 401(k): Saving for Retirement and Reducing Taxes

January 31, 2024
Insights on saving for retirement and reducing tax liability for self-employed farmers and ranchers.

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According to USDA, only 40% of farm households participate in some type of retirement account.

One-Participant 401(k) as a Tool for Farmers and Ranchers

January 31, 2024
Center for Ag Profitability experts review features of the One-Participant 401(k), which helps self-employed individuals and their spouses save money for retirement and reduce taxable income.

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While taking stock of your operation for the new year, it’s also a good time to start planning spring annual forages. While oats are probably the most common cool-season annual forage planted in Nebraska, spring triticale or spring barley are also good options, with comparable forage yield and quality.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Preparing Your Operation for 2024, Planning Spring Annual Forages

January 23, 2024
Winter brings time to take stock of our current operations and plan for the future, which can make a significant impact on success in the upcoming year. 

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Though the farm finance and ag law clinics are offered monthly at sites across Nebraska, remote sessions are another option — call the number below to arrange a one-on-one meeting via phone or virtual platform.

Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for February 2024

January 22, 2024
February's clinics will be located in Fairbury, Norfolk, Stuart and Greeley.

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Improve your grain marketing skills by attending a Nebraska Extension workshop on Jan. 31 in Crawford or Feb. 7 in Oshkosh. More resources on grain marketing can be found here.

Nebraska Extension to Host Grain Marketing Workshops in Crawford, Oshkosh

January 18, 2024
Real audio and video examples of grain market analysts will be used during the workshops to help producers decode market lingo and hone their marketing skills.

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Participants who register for the 2024 Nebraska Women in Ag Conference before Feb. 9 can take advantage of a discounted rate for attending the two-day event in Kearney.

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference Registration Now Open

January 4, 2024
The 2024 conference highlights include keynote speakers Ashley Machado, Dr. David Kohl, John Noltner, and more than 20 workshops on ag risk management of production, marketing, finances, human and legal.

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