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Produced by the Center for Agricultural Profitability in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska FARMcast offers essential farm and ranch management information for agricultural decision-makers.

Find more resources at https://cap.unl.edu.

Nebraska FARMcast - Farm and Ranch Management Center for Agricultural Profitability

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Produced by the Center for Agricultural Profitability in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska FARMcast offers essential farm and ranch management information for agricultural decision-makers.

Find more resources at https://cap.unl.edu.

    Farm Consolidation and Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies with Cory Walters

    Farm Consolidation and Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies with Cory Walters

    Recent research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics has found that crop insurance premium subsidies offered by the federal government have contributed to fewer and larger farms. To discuss more about how these subsidies relate to farm consolidation in Nebraska, Cory Walters, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, joins the podcast. Dr. Walters conducted the research along with Taylor Kaus, a graduate student in the department, and Dr. Azzeddine Azzam, also a professor in Agricultural Economics.

    Read more at https://cap.unl.edu/crops/farm-consolidation-and-crop-insurance-premium-subsidies.

    • 7 min
    Growing Local Food Together with Margaret Milligan, Buy Fresh Buy Local

    Growing Local Food Together with Margaret Milligan, Buy Fresh Buy Local

    2021 was not without its challenges for farmers and ranchers, but producers in Nebraska continued to reliably provide local food options to consumers through farmers markets and other avenues. Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska continued to play a critical role in helping to keep Nebraska consumers connected through local food through things like their searchable online database of local food businesses, the annual Nebraska Food Guide publication, and promoting and educating about the benefits of locally grown food.

    Margaret Milligan, program coordinator with Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska, joins the podcast to to discuss the organization's impact in 2021 and what to look forward to in 2022. 

    Read more at https://cap.unl.edu/rural/growing-local-food-together. 

    • 17 min
    Nebraska Farm Income and Farm Policy Directions with Brad Lubben

    Nebraska Farm Income and Farm Policy Directions with Brad Lubben

    A new report published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research projects that farm income in Nebraska will exceed $8 billion in 2021, more than the previous highs of around 7 and a half billion dollars in both 2011 and 2013. But with high input costs and possible declines in commodity prices and government payments ahead, levels may be set for a decline in coming years. For more on what’s contributing these record-setting farm income levels, and what may be ahead, Dr. Brad Lubben, extension policy specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joins the podcast.

    Read his article on the topic at https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/nebraska-farm-income-and-farm-policy-directions.

    • 9 min
    Nonirrigated Cropland Values Reflect Strength of Commodity Markets in 2021 with Jim Jansen

    Nonirrigated Cropland Values Reflect Strength of Commodity Markets in 2021 with Jim Jansen

    According the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the value of non-irrigated cropland in the central Plains region of the U.S. increased by up to 28 percent in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2020. For more on the reasons behind this and the outlook for land values in 2022, Jim Jansen, an agricultural economist at UNL, joins the podcast. He is a co-author of the annual Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Report, which publishes data on average land values and cash rental rates by region throughout the state, and he has co-written a new article on our website – cap.unl.edu – about the Fed’s third quarter findings.

    Read more at https://cap.unl.edu/land/nonirrigated-cropland-values-reflect-strength-commodity-markets-2021.

    • 11 min
    The Impact of Price and Management on Culling Decisions (Webinar Recap) with Elliott Dennis and Karla Wilke

    The Impact of Price and Management on Culling Decisions (Webinar Recap) with Elliott Dennis and Karla Wilke

    Dr. Elliott Dennis, assistant professor of livestock marketing and animal health, and Dr. Karla Wilke, associate professor of range management, recap a webinar held on Nov. 4 that focused on the impact of price and management on culling decisions for cattle producers. 

    Read their article on the subject and view the webinar recording at https://cap.unl.edu/livestock/impact-price-and-management-culling-decisions-0.

    • 9 min
    The Glasgow Climate Conference: What Does it Mean for Nebraska Ag? with Dave Aiken

    The Glasgow Climate Conference: What Does it Mean for Nebraska Ag? with Dave Aiken

    The Glasgow Climate Conference ended on November 13, 2021. Dave Aiken, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water and Agricultural Law Specialist, discusses what the conference accomplished and what that might mean for Nebraska agriculture.

    Transcript: https://cap.unl.edu/policy-legal/glasgow-climate-conference-what-does-it-mean-nebraska-ag

    • 14 min

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