Farm Management and Ag Policy

Friday August 10, 2018
Trade Wars
There has been a lot of media attention on U.S. trade policy in recent weeks, but historically, trade wars have not been uncommon. Wes Peterson, University of Nebraska Agriculture economist.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics/2018/trade-wars

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Wednesday August 8, 2018
Farm Aid Package
The Trump administration announced it would provide up to $12 billion dollars in emergency relief for farmers hurt by the president’s trade war. Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben, talks about the aid package and how it may benefit certain producers.MP3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRV-AAi3_QE

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Tuesday July 17, 2018
Drones for Corn Nitrogen Management Field Day
Using drones to manage nitrogen applications in corn will be the topic of discussion at a field day offered by Nebraska Extension. Gary Lesoing, Nebraska Extension Educator says using drones can help farmers be more efficient and save money when it comes to applying nitrogen.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nemaha/using-drones-for-corn-nitrogen-management-field-day/

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Thursday July 12 2018
Precision Ag Technology
Utilizing precision ag technologies effectively can streamline production efficiencies. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson talks about how new technology is revolutionizing production agriculture.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/ssm

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Friday June 8, 2018
Characteristics of Resilient Farms
Financially resilient farms are those operations that can withstands the constant ups and downs of the ag economy. During the last 10 years, the ag economy has been extremely variable, and producers need to have strategies in place to keep pace with the ever-changing economy. Robert Tigner, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/characteristics-financially-resilient-farms

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Friday June 1, 2018
Coming Back To The Farm
Unforeseen problems and family misunderstandings can occur if a farm operation transition plan isn’t in place by the time adult children want to come back and run the farm. Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek says good communication and extensive planning is needed so that everyone is treated equitably.MP3
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1335&context=agecon_cornhusker

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Tuesday May 29, 2018
Land Transitions and Unintended Consequences
Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek says early planning for farm transitions to family members is a great idea. Many times farmers and ranchers wait too long to start planning and that can lead to misunderstandings after they’ve retired.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/how-land-transitions-can-lead-unintended-consequences

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Thursday April 19, 2018
Tractor Test Methods Research
New research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is bringing tractor testing into the modern era. Testing will evaluate a combination of PTO, hydraulic and drawbar power simultaneously to give an overall power and efficiency rating. Santosh Pitlar, University of Nebraska Assistant Professor of Biological Systems Engineering.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/nebraska-research-advance-tractor-test-methods

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Tuesday April 17, 2018
Pesticide Container Recycle Program
Farm operators should consider recycling plastic waste from chemical pesticides containers. The Ag Container Recycling council is sponsoring a program here in Nebraska to collect the plastic containers and recycle them in to useful items. Greg Puckett, Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator.MP3
https://pested.unl.edu/recycling

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Friday April 13, 2018
Effective Negotiations
Everyone negotiates something at some point, whether it be buying a new piece of farm equipment or talking to your children about staying up later at night. Learning the skill of negotiation can make a difference on your operation. Austin Duerfeldt, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/negotiations-striving-fair-process

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Wednesday April 4, 2018
Modest Groundwater Decline in Nebraska
The 2017 Nebraska statewide groundwater level monitoring report shows that Nebraska has had a slight decline in groundwater over the past year. Problem areas in the panhandle persist, due to irrigation use in regions with limited precipitation. Aaron Young, Survey Geologist, UNL School of Natural Resources.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/nebraska-continues-see-modest-groundwater-decline

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Friday March 30, 2018
Trends In Nebraska Agriculture Land Markets
Future prospects for cropland in Nebraska remain interlaced with the earning potential for the major commodities grown across the state, input expenses, and monetary policies influencing the cost of borrowing for future land purchases. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Agriculture Economist.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/realestate

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Monday March 26, 2018
Nebraska Ag Land Rental Rates
On average, rental rates for dryland and irrigated cropland along with grazing land for pasture or cow-calf pairs trended down about two to seven percent across Nebraska for 2018. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Agriculture Economist.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics/2018/farm-real-estate-preliminary-results

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Wednesday March 21, 2018
Nebraska Ag Land Values Preliminary Report
The average for Nebraska agricultural land values has declined by 3 percent over the last year, according to preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks the fourth-consecutive year of decline. Market values have dropped 17 percent since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Systems Economist.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/nebraska-ag-land-values-decline-fourth-straight-year

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Monday March 12, 2018
Dicamba Application Issues
Nebraska Extension is making efforts to help producers handle dicamba applications more cautiously this season. Specialized nozzles that increase droplet size help decrease drifting and smartphone apps can be used to check current wind speeds. Bob Klein, University of Nebraska Extension Western Crop Specialist.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/can-we-manage-dicamba-applications-2018

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Monday March 5, 2018
Resilient Farms
During the last 10 years, the economic environment that US farms have faced has been extremely variable. Controlling costs during economic downturns is a key consideration to remaining profitable for any farm operation. Robert Tigner, University of Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/characteristics-financially-resilient-farms

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Wednesday February 21, 2018
Farm And Ranch Succession Planning
A recent survey was sent out to farmers asking questions about their retirement plans and some of the results are a bit surprising. Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek says many farmers aren’t planning on retiring anytime soon and the reasons for that include not wanting to give up control of the operation and that technology is making it easier to manage the farm.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/nebraska-extension-seeks-survey-participants-farm-ranch-succession-plan

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Wednesday February 14, 2018
Extension Grain Marketing Plan App
Having a solid grain marketing plan is key to keeping any farm operation profitable. With that in mind Nebraska Extension has developed an app that can help farmers with reminders about their specific plan. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf says this app will benefit producers even when they are in the field.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/extension-grain-marketing-plan-app-now-available-android-devices

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Tuesday February 6, 2018
Nebraska On-Farm Research Meetings
The Nebraska On Farm Research Network will hosting meetings across the state in February highlighting local on farm research findings. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson explains what the On-Farm Research Network is and how producers can collaboratively work with Nebraska Extension.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/growers-statewide-share-farm-research-5-sites

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Tuesday January 23, 2018
2018 Women in Agriculture Conference
The 2018 Women in Agriculture conference will be held February 22nd and 23rd at the Holiday Inn Convention center in Kearney. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf says this is a great opportunity for ag women to network and get the latest information on a variety of great topics.MP3
https://wia.unl.edu

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Wednesday January 17, 2018
Keystone XL Pipeline Ruling
A controversial topic in Nebraska is the Keystone XL Pipeline route. Recently the Nebraska Public Commission approved a new route for the pipeline. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension Ag and Water Law Specialist.MP3
http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1105418/nebraska-public-service-commission-gives-go-ahead-keystone-xl-pipeline

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