Ag Economics

CGS Podcast: Nebraska Grazing Conference Speakers II

July 22, 2021

Check out the new CGS Podcast episodes featuring upcoming NGC speakers Jay Parsons, Melissa Panella, Jeff Drahota, and Walt Schacht.

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CGS Podcast: Nebraska Grazing Conference Speakers

July 19, 2021

Check out the new CGS Podcast episodes featuring upcoming NGC speakers Elliott Dennis, Greg Ibach and Sean Kelly.

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High and Rising Economic Costs of Biological Invasions Worldwide

April 5, 2021

Biological invasions are responsible for substantial biodiversity declines as well as high economic losses to society and monetary expenditures associated with the management of these invasions. The InvaCost database has enabled the generation of a reliable, comprehensive, standardized and easily updatable synthesis of the monetary costs of biological invasions worldwide. Here we found that the total reported costs of invasions reached a minimum of US$1.288 trillion (2017 US dollars) over the past few decades (1970–2017), with an annual mean cost of US$26.8 billion.

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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

December 22, 2020

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill) reauthorized the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and provides mandatory funds for which supports education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers.

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USDA Announces Increase to Certain Incentive Payments for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program

December 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is upping the Practice Incentive Payment for installing practices, from 5 percent to 20 percent. Additionally, producers will receive a 10 percent incentive payment for water quality practices on land enrolled in CRP’s continuous signup.

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Ag Economics: Tax Planning 2020

December 8, 2020

With harvest wrapping up or complete, it is time to finish the last bits of 2020 operation tasks. Many of these tasks are part of tax planning. Extension Educator Austin Duerfeldt gives a brief summary of some of the topics to discuss with your tax preparer before year-end.

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CGS Podcast: Precision Conservation - Increase Farm Profitability While Conserving Soil, Water, and Wildlife with Andrew Little

August 10, 2020

Follow the Center for Grassland Studies Podcast on: MediaHub, Spotify, iTunes or Stitcher.

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