According to the Grant Island Independent the 9th annual Cornhusker Economics Outlook meetings are set to take place in March 2014.  Among other items on the agenda will be perspectives on the policy environment in Washington.  Also details on the much anticipated farm bill.

Stemming from efforts or lack thereof by Congress in January and early February, producers finally appear ready to focus on farm program decisions instead of politics. Policy outlook and program alternatives will be addressed aimed to help producers more effectively combine farm programs, marketing strategies and crop insurance.

Local University of Nebraska at Lincoln educators will provide additional input during the outlook meetings.  This includes a discussion of current land and leasing economics among other topics. With the recent increase in farmland prices and rental prices plus declining crop price.  Profitability projections for 2014 call for sharper decisions on land acquisitions and production plans.

Please click here to see a more thorough analysis and links to the updates on the meetings.