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Notice to Terminate Nebraska Lease

Marc Reck
August 1, 2018

Whenever we sell property in Nebraska, if there is a farm lease, questions arise as to the rights of both the landlord and the tenant. If a landowner is contemplating a sale of their property and there is a verbal farm lease, notice to terminate the lease for the ensuing year is September 1. To educ

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Introducing Timed Online-Only Auctions

Marc Reck
August 14, 2017

When it comes to farm or ranch property, we offer a choice of selling via private treaty or auction. While we’ve been very successful with both methods of sale, auctions have become our specialty thanks to our unique process and platform that has resulted in over 285 auctions.

But as times change,

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Land Values Update for Summer 2017

Marc Reck
August 10, 2017

You may have seen this graph before. We’ve used it to illustrate past trends between land values, interest rates, and commodity prices. Along the way, we’ve witnessed unprecedented ups and the subsequent decline of the land values market by 20-50%.

But if you look carefully at the right side of th

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Tight Budgets Likely to Persist in 2017

Marc Reck
December 20, 2016

Tight Budgets
By Brent Gloy and David Widmar,
Agricultural Economic Insights, LLCi
(www.ageconomists.com )

Brent GloyTight Budgets Likely to Persist in 2017 Now since the 2016 crop is harvested, attention is shifting to the 2017 growing season. We produce a series of crop budgets for the major row

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Selling? Defer Taxes with a 1031 Exchange

Marc Reck
December 7, 2016

The 1031 Exchange has been called one of the most powerful wealth-building tools available to taxpayers. However, it’s also one of the most underutilized sections of the tax code perhaps because of its name. Calling the procedure an exchange creates misunderstanding; so think of it as a 1031 rollove

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Keeping cows healthy in drought

Marc Reck
August 12, 2016

Many of our local cattle ranches are very concerned about their livestock with the recent anthrax epidemic. This situation could be even more devastating to our local economy if the epidemic were to spread. Cattle need proper grazing and nutrition this time of year and this years drought has not mad

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5 Factors Influencing Land Values

Marc Reck

Every day we’re asked the same basic questions: “Has the land market softened? What should I do? Buy, sell, or hold?”
While there are no easy answers to these questions, here are five factors to keep in mind:
1. Be realistic. Depending on location, quality, and condition of the land,

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