Things are heating up across the Cornhusker state, and many landowners are starting to turn their attention to the conditions of their pastureland as well as that of their cropland. According to the latest NASS data, for the week ending July 10th, across Nebraska pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 2 percent […]

Farmers and landowners continually look for ways to make the most of their farming operations. Whether they focus on advancing technology, better machinery, or new irrigation techniques, increasing their bottom line is an ever-present pursuit. For many landowners in Nebraska, enrolling a portion of their farmland in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a good […]

  Ahead of the three day holiday weekend, the USDA released its quarterly Acreage and Grain Stocks reports, and Nebraska landowners and producers hoped that the numbers would play out favorably for commodities prices. Unfortunately for corn prices, the report indicated far more corn acres planted than previously stated in March, resulting in another slump […]

When it comes to most things in life, the saying “Know your options, or you don’t have any” is generally correct. This is certainly true for those who find themselves the inheritors of farmland. While oftentimes these recipients are already farmers themselves, it is increasingly common for non-farm children to receive land as an inheritance […]

Nebraska planting is almost complete, just in time for the summer heat to kick in. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) latest crop progress report for the week ending June 12th, 97 percent of soybean acres in the state were in the ground, with 99 percent of corn emerged.  With average rainfall […]

  It’s no secret to farmers and landowners that current farm economics are tough. Profit margins are tight this growing season, and myriad reports corroborate this fact. From 2011-14, US farm income experienced a golden period, driven by good commodity prices and strong exports. Now, according to the Congressional Research Service’s 2016 Farm Income Outlook, […]

There’s no question that this spring’s planting season continues to be a long, drawn out process, due mostly to increased rainfall activity that has prevented farmers from getting into the fields for more than a day or two at a time. This is largely attributable to the strongest El Niño weather pattern on record since […]

Continued rain events have hampered efforts’ in the fields for many farmers in the major planting states so far, although significant gains were made in the last week. Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending May 8 saw 64 percent of the nation’s corn planted, in comparison with 45 percent last week. This […]

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