Farm Management and Ag Policy

Friday August 30, 2019
Nebraska Farm Credit Mediation
Credit mediation services are critical for farmers and ranchers who find themselves in tight financial situations. Nebraska Extension Agricultural Law Specialist Dave Aiken talks about what is available to farmers and ranchers who are feeling a pinch.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/nebraska-farm-credit-mediation

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Monday August 26, 2019
ATV Awareness Program
ATV and utility vehicles are a common sight on most Nebraska farms. Unfortunately injuries and trips to the hospital as a result of ATV and UTV accidents are on the rise. Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield talks about a unique program offered by Extension that teaches riders how to safely operate these vehicles.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/atv-aware-safety-program

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Thursday August 22, 2019
Hemp Production in Nebraska
The Nebraska Legislature recently passed a law making it legal to grow hemp in the state for industrial purposes. University of Nebraska Agronomy Professor Ismail Dweikat talks about UNL’s hemp research and how it might benefit farmers who want to get into the hemp growing business.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/hemp-production-nebraska

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Wednesday August 14, 2019
Transition Workshops
Farm and ranch operation transition planning will be the topic of two upcoming workshops. Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek talks about the importance of putting transition plans into place before families are forced to divide up the farm.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu

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Tuesday August 6, 2019
Landlord/Tenant Workshop
Cash rental agreements and other topics will be covered in workshops presented by Nebraska Extension. Educator Allan Vyhnalek talks about what landowners and tenants can expect when they attend the workshops.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/6-cash-rent-workshops-cover-current-rates-leases-budgets

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Monday August 5, 2019
North Platte River Valley Canal Repair Update
The collapse of the Gering/Fort Laramie/Goshen Irrigation district canal has caused major concerns for farmers in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. Nebraska Extension Ag Economics Educator Jessica Groskopf talks about efforts to restore water to the area and what farmers need to know about maintaining their crops.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/update-canal-meeting

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Thursday July 18, 2019
2019 Ag Land Cash Rents
Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about current cash rental rates for the different regions of the state according to land use. MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu

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Friday July 12, 2019
Tax Consequences of Weather Related Sales
Farmers affected by the historic floods may qualify for certain tax benefits. Nebraska Farm Business Executive Director Tina Barrett discusses tools and deferrals farmers may consider during next year’s tax season.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/tax-consequences-weather-related-sales

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Thursday July 11, 2019
2019 Agricultural Land Values
Agricultural land values have continued to decrease according to the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey. Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about what this means for farmers.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics/2019/nebraska-farm-real-estate-values

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Thursday July 4, 2019
2019 Prevented Crop Planting Insurance Notes
The USDA’s Risk Management Agency has announced an earlier cutoff date for farmers who planted cover crops on prevent plant acres. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about some of the details of the plan that’s meant to help farmers dealing with tough decisions after the historic flood.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/prevented-planting-and-cover-crops

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Thursday June 27, 2019
Livestock Risk Protection
Livestock risk protection insurance plans will be seeing some new improvements starting July 1st. Jay Parsons Extension Farm and Ranch Management Specialist talks about what producers can expect with the new changes.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/livestock-risk-protection-lrp-insurance-update

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Monday June 17, 2019
Wheat & Small Grain Field Days
The 2019 Wheat & Small Grain Field Days will be held at eight different locations across the state during the month of June. Strahinja Stepanovic, Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator says field day locations are diverse and cover topics on, variety selection soil, tillage, crop input, management, and rotation just to name a few.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/wheat-and-small-grain-field-days-across-state

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Friday June 7, 2019
Decision Tools For Farmers
New software tools available for producers are helping make every day decisions easier. Nebraska Extension Educators Austin Duerfeldt and Randy Saner discuss how farmers can be better organized to make better decisions.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/decision-tools-ranchers

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Monday June 3, 2019
Adding a Hunting Enterprise To Your Farm and Ranch
Farmers and ranchers looking for extra income might consider adding a hunting enterprise to their operation. Nebraska Extension Educator Randy Saner talks about what you need to get started.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/adding-hunting-enterprise-your-farm-or-ranch

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Monday May 20, 2019
Nebraska Hemp Act
A bill in the Nebraska Legislature is focusing on bringing industrial hemp production back to Nebraska. Nebraska is the right state to grow hemp according to State Senator Justin Wayne. He believes the state can be at the forefront of the industry. MP3
https://journalstar.com/legislature/bill-to-legalize-industrial-hemp-in-nebraska-advances/article_36b187dd-c510-5370-ba2a-34301df4b973.html

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Friday May 17, 2019
The Economic Benefits of Manure
Using cattle manure on your cropland can be a major economic benefit. Nebraska Extension Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer Rick Koelsch talks about how cattle manure can result in yield response and increase the nutrient content in your soil.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/article/animal-manure-management/what-economic-value-manure

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Wednesday May 15, 2019
How Land Transitions Can Lead to Unintended Consequences
As Nebraska farmland owners begin to retire, several considerations need to be planned out and discussed with other family members. Poor planning can lead to major family squabbles. Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek talks about why farm families should have a solid plan in place before relatives retire.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/how-land-transitions-can-lead-unintended-consequences

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Friday April 19, 2019
Precision Ag
Technology has been a part of farming for decades, but precision ag tools continue to expand beyond the GPS integrations of the 1990’s. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson tells us about some of the more recent advancements in precision agriculture.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/ssm

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Tuesday April 9, 2019
Ag Lease Flood Adjustments
On this followup to a recent Nebraska Extension Almanac interview, Educator Allan Vyhnalek talks about the impact of crop insurance and the availability of federal funds for land owners and renters.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/flooded-cropland-lease-adjustments

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Friday April 5, 2019
Ag Lease Flood Adjustments
Flooded croplands across the state will certainly take a long time to recover, in the meantime landlords and renters will need to come together to figure out how the damage will affect their lease agreements. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/flooded-cropland-lease-adjustments

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Tuesday April 2, 2019
2Agricultural Health Study Summary
Data collected by researchers show some interesting findings when it comes to health trends amongst agricultural pesticide applicators. Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Educator Clyde Ogg talks about the findings and what they mean for ag applicators in the state.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/key-findings-agricultural-health-study-2015

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