Farm Management and Ag Policy

Wednesday January 19, 2021
Farm Succession Assumptions to Avoid
Retiring from the farm operation can be a tricky situation if nothing is in place to plan out how the farm will run or even exist. Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Specialist Allan Vyhnalek discusses what all farm families should do well before it’s time to retire.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/succession

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Wednesday January 12, 2021
Nebraska Farm Income and Policy
2021 saw an increase in Nebraska farm income. Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben talks about why the industry set records this past season and looks at the future economic outlook.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/nebraska-farm-income-and-farm-policy-directions

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Thursday January 6, 2021
The Glasgow Climate Conference and What it Means for Nebraska
Food, climate, carbon, and ag sustainability were the major takeaways from the COP26. Nebraska Extension Ag Law Specialist Dave Aiken looks at the recent Glasgow Climate Conference and breaks down what this might mean for Nebraska Farmers.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/glasgow-climate-conference-what-does-it-mean-nebraska-ag

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Tuesday January 4, 2021
Carbon Credit Considerations
Nebraska Farmers may want to consider some favorable legislation that makes it easier to participate in carbon credits. Keith Byerly from the Agro Carbon Alliance talks about carbon credit programs.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/carbon

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Wednesday December 29, 2021
Third Quarterly Report on Negotiated Trade
Increasing the level of negotiated cash trade has seen some recent legislation in Congress. Nebraska Extension Ag Marketing Specialist Elliot Dennis talks about the implications for farmers.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/livestock/third-quarterly-report-levels-negotiated-trade-region-under-industry%E2%80%99s-75-rule

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Tuesday December 28, 2021
Safety on the Farm
A safe work environment on the farm should be a top priority for producers. UNMC Associate Professor Aaron Yoder talks about how producers can prevent serious accidents on their farm.MP3
https://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/cscash/

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Monday December 27, 2021
Solar Energy and Farming
Solar energy has been trending for some time now and it might be an option for some operations to keep energy costs low. Michael Shonka from Solar Omaha explains the solar power options for farms.MP3
https://solaromaha.com/agricultural/

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December 23, 2021
Increased Value of Non-Irrigated Cropland
Non-irrigated cropland value in Nebraska and several other regional ag states has risen during this past year. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen compares values from other states as we see how land stacks up here in Nebraska. MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/land/nonirrigated-cropland-values-reflect-strength-commodity-markets-2021

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Friday December 17, 2021
Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options Online Workshop
Nebraska Extension will be hosting a series of financial workshops for farm operations called ‘Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options,’ coming in January. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf says there will be four online lessons designed to help farm families understand the value of keeping the books straight in order to make better financial decisions. MP3
https://wia.unl.edu/know

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Thursday November 25, 2021
Tax Implications when Liquidating your Herd
Little rainfall this past season has caused severe drought conditions in the state, particularly out west. Nebraska Extension Specialist Jay Parsons says if ranchers are considering liquidating their herds, they’ll need to talk to a tax advisor and their banker first. MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2021/tax-implications-if-liquidating-beef-herd

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Thursday November 11, 2021
Climate Change and Nebraska Water
More severe weather events, prolonged heat waves and drought conditions could be the new normal. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension Water Law Specialist says climate change could have serious ramifications on water demand in Nebraska.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/climate-change-and-future-nebraska-water-challenges

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Tuesday November 9, 2021
Avoid The Circle of Inaction
Preparing for the future of a farm operation can seem complicated and even frightening. Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Educator Allan Vynhalek says, avoiding to plan for the inevitable, can cause major problems and misunderstandings between family members.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/succession/why-do-we-not-have-estate-plan

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Wednesday November 3, 2021
Increasing Fertilizer Prices and Profitability
Fuel prices have skyrocketed and that effects profitability on farm operations. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Matt Stockton says farmers are going to have to make adjustments in order to remain profitable.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/crops/fertilizer-prices-forecasted-continue-increase-what-know

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Wednesday October 20, 2021
Returning to the Farm Workshop
The Returning to the Farm Workshop will he held December 10th and 11th in Columbus. Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Specialist says this event will give families the tools and resources to have a successful transition with more family joining the operation. MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/returning-farm-workshop-december-10-11

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Thursday October 7, 2021
Hunting Rights on your Land
A customized hunting lease on your land could be a way to keep your operation profitable during the fall and winter. Nebraska Extension Educator Randy Saner talks about how to set up a hunting business for your farm or ranch.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/adding-hunting-enterprise-your-farm-or-ranch

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Monday October 4, 2021
Ag Carbon Credit Considerations
Carbon credits is a trending topic on Nebraska farms. Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about the pros and cons of carbon credit contracts.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/ag-carbon-credit-contract-checklist

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Friday October 1, 2021
Flexible Cash Rents
Flexible lease plans can benefit landowners and renters in times where the unexpected happens. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about factors affecting prices and how flexible leases helps everyone involved to stay ahead of the unforeseen.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/realestate

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Friday September 24, 2021
The Impact of Covid and Virtual Land Auctions
A new trend in land auctions is doing them virtually. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about the impact covid restrictions had on in-person versus virtual auctions.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics/2021/evaluating-impact-COVID-19-on-nebraska-land-auctions-implications-future-farm-real-estate-sales-2021

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Wednesday September 22, 2021
New Cooperative Legal Considerations
Deciding to form a cooperative can be a great way to spur economic growth, but many questions pop up about legal counsel and bylaws. Cindy Houlden from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Development Program talks about how to properly form a cooperative.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/rural/legal-questions-ask-when-forming-cooperatives

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Monday September 20, 2021
WOTUS Rules
New rulings on bodies of water could affect the way landowners can use and manage their wetlands. Nebraska Extension Water and Ag Law Specialist Dave Aiken talks about the impacts of recent WOTUS rulings. MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/impact-latest-court-ruling-wotus-rule

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