As we learned after the latest USDA land market conditions update in August, land values and cash rental rates have nearly all decreased since 2015, mostly as the result of lower grain commodity prices. These market conditions have triggered interest among some landowners to consider converting Nebraska cropland back into pastures. In addition, while average […]

As farmers begin to wrap up harvest 2016 amidst low grain prices, it’s no surprise that cash rental rates across the state and region have followed suit. The USDA released its annual update on farmland market conditions in August, and highlighted the drop in US land values and rental rates nearly across the board. Nationally, […]

Harvest is in full swing across the Cornhusker State. Soybean harvest is nearing completion as farmers hasten to bring in what they can while the weather conditions remain favorable. UFARM manager Mike Waller, located in Kearney, notes, “the harvest progress in the South Central part of the state is moving along at a rapid pace, […]

  Amid the many challenges that face farmers and landowners across Nebraska, a continued concern is high property taxes. With the plummeting grain prices over the last 3 years, and with the skyrocketing property tax rates of the last 10 years—which have increased 176 percent—it’s no wonder landowners and producers are hoping for property tax […]

As any business owner knows, keeping accurate and organized records throughout the year means less headache during tax season. This is no less true for agricultural landowners. Staying up-to-date with one’s business records is an integral part of managing your land, and contributes a great deal to being a profitable. While some people enjoy this […]

You’ve made the decision to engage the help of a Land Management Company to aid you in your farm ownership needs. What happens next? Fortunately, while the decision to turn to a land manager can be initially difficult, it is good to know that the ultimate goal of a land manager coincides with your own […]

A wide array of farmers, landowners, ag policy makers, lenders, and real estate investors met in early June to take a look at the current farm trends happening across the nation, and how US Ag Policy may need to adapt as a result of these changes. The meeting, hosted by the Farm Foundation, Bank of […]

As years go, 2016 is a significant one for the United Farm & Ranch Management team. July marked the 85th year of United Farm & Ranch Management service to agricultural landowners and operators in the state of Nebraska and neighboring states. UFARM is proud of its long and storied history and is eager to build on […]

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