The Phelps-Gosper Extension Offices offer the following websites and information as resources for information on COVID-19.
New Webinar Series for Farm and Ranch ManagementThe Department of Ag Economics is launching a new webinar series to discuss COVID-19’s impact on farm/ranch management issues in Nebraska.
#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in TouchIt may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty. Learning to recognize your stressors and how to manage stress can help you personally and those around you. If you recognize someone in distress, use a caring approach in listening to them, and then connect them to resources.
COVID-19 ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to COVID-19 for your family, your businesses, and your community.
Todd Whitney, UNL Extension Educator
Timing is the most critical factor for most farm management decisions. Whether determining when to plant crops; how to implement a crops marketing plan; or when to apply fertilizer; proper timing can have a high impact on yield response. With few exceptions, the next couple of weeks may require timely sidedress fertilizer application decisions as most corn plants beginning setting their ear girth size.
Cornhusker Economics website at: https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics2018 Trends in Nebraska Farmland Values and Rental Rates
The average market value of farmland in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to $2,745 per acre according to the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey. This marks the fourth consecutive year of downward pressure. Market values have dropped 17 percent since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014. <Read more>