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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2023 Nebraska Crop Production Budgets — Higher Costs and Risks
Historical Corn Price Evolution Implications for Pre-harvest Hedging
It is That Time of Year … Small Business Saturday Supports Rural Communities
Rural Nebraskans’ Perceptions of the Economy and Employment
Webinar Series Planned on Co-op Innovation in the Food System
The Impact of Low Stocks-to-use Ratio and the Ukraine-Russia Conflict on the Distillers-to-Corn Price Ratio
11 Key Management Decisions Made Easier Using the Agricultural Budget Calculator (ABC)
How To Adjust Rental Payments When Tenants Own the Center Pivot
Decision-making Under Uncertainty
Being Rural in Nebraska: Both a Blessing and a Curse
Flexible Stocking Rate Options for Drought Management
Tax Options Amid Drought Conditions
The Economics of Corn and Soybean Harvest Moisture
Get Perspective Before Big Decisions
Tensions Surrounding US Beef Exports to China
Adding Another Family Member to the Farm Payroll
Terminating a Verbal Farmland Lease
Five Key Principles of a Good Risk Management Culture
Beef Slaughter and Price Relationship Amid 2022 Economic Conditions
Cropland Values in the Central U.S. Show Strength in 2022
Changes in Trust in Media in Rural Nebraska
Protecting Liquidity with Tax Planning
When Drought-stressed Pastures Look Dormant in July
Without Trust, How Does a Family Function?
Agricultural Custom Work – What to Charge?
Rebuilding Fences After Disaster
Welcoming Communities: It’s the Little Things That Matter
What is the Value of Financial and Business Management to Ag Producers?
Cooperative Directors: Asking Necessary Questions
Feeder Cattle Interest Rates, Grazing Land Values Pose Hurdles for Producers
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
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
Rural Farmers Markets: A Vital Part of Rural Identity
Keeping Accurate Digital Records
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
Farm and Ranch Business Meetings
Making the Most of 2021: Midyear Goal Resetting
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
Cooperative Directors - Asking Necessary Questions
Impacts of Crop Insurance and Intra-season Hedging on Long-run Net Income Risk
Managing Risk with Annual Forages