Publication Series

The Center for Ag Profitability's publication series carries on the work started in March 2021 with our Farm and Ranch Management (FARM) publication series by offering trusted, research-based information for producers and other agribusiness professionals of all levels.

Farm management issues covered include finances, the ag economy, marketing, ag policy, farm programs and much more. The series typically published 2-3 times per week, with each article usually accompanied by a podcast that summarizes and expands upon the written piece.

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Agricultural Custom Work – What to Charge?
Rebuilding Fences After Disaster
Welcoming Communities: It’s the Little Things That Matter
Feeder Cattle Interest Rates, Grazing Land Values Pose Hurdles for Producers
What is the Value of Financial and Business Management to Ag Producers?
Cooperative Directors: Asking Necessary Questions
Confidence in Local Institutions Among Rural Nebraskans
Roth IRAs for Children Earning a Wage on the Farm
Tracking Your Cost of Production Amid Rising Input Prices
Feed Availability on Cost of Gain and Manure as a Source of Feedlot Revenue and Crop Fertilizer
Farm Succession Planning: Simple Steps
2022 Nebraska Farmland Values Hit Historic Highs
ABC Program’s Risk Module Updated with 2022 Prices and Premiums for Corn and Soybeans
Nebraska Inheritance Tax Update
Why Aren’t Employees Coming Back to Their Jobs?
2022 Crop Insurance Corn and Soybean Projected Prices and Decision Making
Risk Preference Calculator: A Tool to Help Decision-Makers Succeed
The Impact of COVID-19 on Cash Receipts for Nebraska Livestock and Poultry Producers
New Bill Would Change Nebraska Drainage Law
Fertilizer Costs: What is Driving the Increase and How Can Growers Manage It?
Homecare Worker Cooperative Academy Launching in Nebraska
Profitability vs. Feasibility and the Paradox of Purchasing Farmland
Changes in Consumer Habits During and After Pandemic
Family Goals and Difficult Times
Farm Consolidation and Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies
Growing Local Food, Together
Nebraska Farm Income and Farm Policy Directions
Nonirrigated Cropland Values Reflect Strength of Commodity Markets in 2021
The Glasgow Climate Conference: What Does it Mean for Nebraska Ag?
Exploring the Cooperative Advantage
The Third Quarterly Report on Levels of Negotiated Trade by Region Under the Industry’s 75% Rule
A Perfect Storm in Fertilizer Markets
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance Applications Due December 1 for 2022 Coverage
Apply Now for the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program
Prairie Strips: Example of Ecosystem Goods and Services
Cost and Value of Gain for Retained Feeder Cattle in Nebraska
Climate Change and Future Nebraska Water Challenges
The Nebraska Microenterprise Tax Credit
Reaching Out to Include 'Invisible Communities'
Fertilizer Prices Forecasted to Continue Increase: What to Know
2022 Cost of Production Increases, Expected Profit and Navigating a Riskier Financial Environment
Grazing Corn Residue Can Be an Economical Winter Feed Source for Cows
New Programs for Beginning and Retiring Farmers
Financial Impacts of the Pandemic in Rural Nebraska
Heavier Feeder Cattle Placements Amid Meat Processing Plant Issues
Nebraska Clean Energy Policies
Engaging Community Members in Use of Pandemic Relief Funds
Economic Considerations for Converting Cropland to Perennial Grazing Lands
The Economics of Corn and Soybean Harvest Moisture
Potential Impacts of Brazilian BSE on the U.S. Meat Complex
USDA Reports on Rising Land Values and County-Level Cash Rent Estimates for Nebraska in 2021
Benchmarking – What Can We Learn from Others?
Comparing the Grand Island and Holcomb Meat Processing Plant Fires
Crop Residue Exchange Links Cattle Producers with Available Feed Resources
Go Slow to Go Fast – The Real Way Communities Move Forward
Legal Questions to Ask When Forming Cooperatives
The Impact of the Latest Court Ruling on the WOTUS Rule
Keeping Accurate Digital Records
Rural Farmers Markets: A Vital Part of Rural Identity
The Financial Resilience of Rural Nebraskans
Additionality and Voluntary Environmental Credit Markets
A Historical Look at Cropping Practices for Carbon Sequestration
The Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 and Ag Carbon Markets
What Are Video Auctions and CME Futures Telling Us About Fall Feeder Cattle Prices?
The Growing Role of Exports for the Livestock Industry
Real Estate Investment Cooperatives: An Introduction
The Second Quarterly Report on Levels of Negotiated Trade by Region Under the Livestock Industry’s 75% Rule
A Conversation on Conservation
Making the Most of 2021: Midyear Goal Resetting
Farm and Ranch Business Meetings
Keys to Successful Farm Transition Planning
Long Term Profitability, Balance and Growth of the Farm or Ranch Business
To Be or Not to Be? Community Readiness for Planning
Ag Carbon Credit Contract Checklist
Impacts of Crop Insurance and Intra-season Hedging on Long-run Net Income Risk
Cooperative Directors - Asking Necessary Questions
Managing Risk with Annual Forages
Calculating Field Operation Costs with ABC and Setting Harvest Rates
Ecosystem Goods and Services and Environmental Markets
The Economic Importance of Animal Agriculture and Perceptions of the Livestock Friendly County Designation
Nonirrigated Cropland Values in Central Plains States Show Strength in 2021
President Biden’s 30x30 Plan: Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful
Cattle Markets React to USDA Reports: Implications for Risk Management
Starting a Cooperative
Are Livestock Producers Willing to Pay for Traceability Programs?
Adding Value to Livestock Through Approved Certification Programs
The Power of Family, Friends and Images in Attracting New Residents to Rural Communities
Selling During Times of Rising Commodity Prices
Quality Decision-making: What Should Farmers and Ranchers Be Paying Attention to Now?
Forage Production, Beef Cows and Stocking Density and Their Implications for Partial Herd Liquidation Due to Drought
What does the USDA-NASS Cattle on Feed Report Tell us About Cattle Production?
Problem-solving Courts in Nebraska
Prepare for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Role of Premium Subsidies in Crop Insurance
Proactive and Quality Decision-making in Agriculture
Rising Fuel and Input Prices: Adjusting Enterprise Budgets and Tracking Cost of Production
Managing an Ever-complex Farming Operation: 7 Types of Waste
Evaluating Agricultural Landownership Characteristics Across Nebraska and the U.S.
Budget Templates Updated for Sheep and Goat Enterprises
Carbon Markets: Questions to Get You Started Thinking About This Management Opportunity