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Department News

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Spring Commencement

This spring, sixty-five agribusiness, agricultural economics and natural resource and environmental economics majors became alumni. More

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Gilmore Receives Summer Research Stipend

Regan Gilmore, a natural resource and environmental economics major, received a URCARE award to study "Implications of an Environmental Tax on Meat Consumption for the Livestock and Grain Sectors in the United States and Nebraska" More

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UNL Honors Students for Academic Achievements

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln honored students for academic achievements at the All-University Honors Convocation More

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Scholars and Leaders Honored

The department honored scholars and leaders at its annual undergraduate banquet. More

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2017 Alumni and Service Awards

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics awarded the late Clayton Yeutter and Jay Rempe with the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The Nebraska Bankers Association received the 2017 Outstanding Service Award. More

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Suddarth Named to Franco's List

Sophomore agricultural economics major Grant Suddarth was one of 30 students named to Franco's List. The list, named after Juan Franco the university's vice chancellor for student affairs, recognizes students for their character and integrity. More

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Waldo Tapped into Mortar Board

Agricultural economics major Tom Waldo was inducted into the Black Masque Chapter of the national honor society Mortar Board More

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Knobbe Named NSE Leader

Darin Knobbe, an agribusiness major was selected as a New Student Enrollment Orientation Leader. As an NSE leader, Knobbe will welcome incoming freshman and transfer students at summer enrollment. More

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Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey Preliminary Results

For the third year, Nebraska farmland values decreased. Preliminary results from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey indicated the weighted average of farmland valued was down 10 percent to $2,035 per acre. Rental rates across the state also decreased. Report


Nonlinear Time Series Workshop

Dr. Ray Huffaker, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida will lead a five-day workshop "Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R: Reconstructing Real-World Dynamics from Time Series Data." Learn More

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Retail Sales Patterns And Trends Across Nebraska Counties And Localities

A department report provides an up-to-date assessment of retail patterns and trends for the various size communities as well as the counties of the state. The analysis can provide local community leaders, policy makers, and businesses a basis for: understanding retailing patterns and their community’s retail health compared with neighboring localities as well as over time; doing in-depth comparative analysis using the extensive data collected and computed in the appendices; and identifying possible strategies and policies for increasing retail trade in their respective areas. Read More

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2016 year in review

Check out our recap of 2016!Read More

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Suddarth, Settje Top Engler Business Plan Competition

Grant Suddarth, an agricultural economics major, and Zach Settje, an agribusiness major, took home the top prizes in the fourth annual Engler Business Plan Competition. Read More

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2016 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report

Marking the second consecutive year of value declines, the all-land category across the entire State of Nebraska for the year ending February 1, 2016 averaged about 4 percent lower than the prior year.Read More

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Journal article recognized

Professor Lilyan Fulginiti and Ph.D. alumnus Federico Trindade received an award for the best paper in Agricultural Economics the journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. Their paper, "Is there a slowdown in agricultural Productivity growth in South America?," examines agricultural productivity growth in 10 South American countries. Read More

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Results of farm custom rate survey available

The 2016 Nebraska Custom Rates Survey summarizes the current rates charged for specific machinery operations. Prices paid for these services become more critical as profit margins tighten because of lower commodity prices. Read More

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Rural Poll shows some gaps in internet adoption

Most rural Nebraskans have mobile and high-speed internet service at home but gaps in adoption of these services still exist by income, age and education, according to the 2016 Nebraska Rural Poll. Read More

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UNL receives grants to evaluate land conservation stewardship

Simanti Banerjee received a four-year grant for USDA to study the effectiveness of conservation auction policies. Read More

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Commodity Trading Room feature

The department's commodity trading room was featured on Market Journal. Learn how the new space and courses prepare our students for the workforce. Watch