Farm Management and Ag Policy

Wednesday December 12, 2018
Grain Marketing Workshops
Nebraska Extension will be offering grain marketing workshops in January and February. Nebraska Ag Economics Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf says the workshops will focus on helping farmers understand their financial situation and how to farm during unstable times.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/cropwatch/2019/01/30/135430/

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Tuesday November 13, 2018
Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference
Safety on the farm should be a top priority for all agricultural operations. It’s also the focus for the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference being held November 27th-29th in Council Bluffs. Ellen Duysen, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health Coordinator, tells us more.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/midwest-rural-ag-safety-and-health-conference-nov-27-29

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Monday November 12, 2018
What is your product?
Knowing the value of your product is a key consideration for successful farm operation. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Austin Duerfeldt says that might seem like a simple question but there are several underlying considerations.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/running-your-business-what-your-product

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Friday November 9, 2018
Risk Management
Risk management is crucial to the success of any farm operation. Jay Parsons, Nebraska Extension Risk Management Specialist talks about why risk management should be at the forefront no matter where the markets are.MP3
http://extensionrme.org

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Tuesday November 6, 2018
Irrigated Cropland Rental Rates
Irrigated cropland rental rates on average declined between two and five percent across Nebraska. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Ag Economist says the division of annual maintenance and upkeep expenses associated with irrigation equipment remains a major consideration during rental negotiations between landlords and tenants.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/2018-cash-lease-adjustments-irrigation-equipment-cropland-rental-arrangements-nebraska

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Friday October 26, 2018
Nebraska Cash Rents
Several mitigating factors in next year’s agriculture land come into play when landlords and tenants negotiate their cash rents for next season. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen said any agreements should be beneficial to both the landowners and the renters.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cedar/nebraska-land-values-cash-rental-rates-farm-lease-forms/

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Wednesday October 24, 2018
Farm Transition: Fair vs. Equal Part 2
Early planning, family input and communication are key things to keep in mind when farmers are getting ready to pass on the operation to children. There are several other mitigating factors that should come into play however. Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Educator Allan Vyhnalek discusses how farm families should be preparing for when a farmer passes away or retires.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/succession/succession-fairness-estate-planning.pdf

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Monday October 22, 2018
Farm Transition: Fair vs. Equal Part 1
Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Educator Allan Vyhnalek stresses communication, early planning and documentation when it comes to farm transitions. Making difficult decisions is much easier and avoids any misunderstandings when it comes to older generation farmers retiring or passing away.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/succession/succession-fairness-estate-planning.pdf

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Thursday October 18, 2018
Nebraska Land Values
With agricultural land values declining in recent years, many people are concerned about the reason that is happening. Nebraska Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about some of the mitigating factors in land valuations across the state.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/2018-preliminary-agland-values

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Monday October 15, 2018
Farm Transition Workshops
Workshops are being offered around the state to help farm and ranchers pass on their land and belongings to family members. Farm transitions can be a difficult matter when older generation farmers are ready to retire or pass away. Nebraska Extension Farm Succession Educator Allan Vyhnalek talks about the importance of having a good plan and open communication between family members.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/farmranch-transition-2018

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Wednesday September 19, 2018
Nebraska On-Farm Research Program
The Nebraska On-Farm Research program results are an invaluable resource for producers that aim to maximize profits for 2018. Nebraska Extension Educator Laura Thompson says the idea started in the late 80’s with a few counties and has been expanded to include the entire state.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/on-farm-research

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Thursday September 6, 2018
Nebraska Lead Program Update
For over 36 years the Nebraska Lead Program has been developing agricultural leaders in our state. The program’s director, Terry Hejny says participants are educated on state, national and global agriculture issues.MP3
https://lead.unl.edu

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Tuesday September 4, 2018
Strategic Discussions For Nebraska 2018
Strategic Discussions For Nebraska is a yearly publication put out by UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The publication has covered topics in past like beef production, food scarcity, technology for agricultural practices but this year’s topic is science literacy. Mary Garbacz, Nebraska Ag Leadership Education and Communications Assistant Professor of Practice.MP3
https://sdn.unl.edu

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Monday August 20, 2018
ATV Aware Program
Concerns about ATV safety has prompted Nebraska Extension to come up with a new program that promotes awareness and safety for ATV owners and riders. Susan Harris-Broomfield says ATV Aware helps adults and children focus on safety when riding an ATV and avoiding serious injuries and even death.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/atv-aware-safety-program

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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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