Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version


Document Type



Parsons, J. “Insight on Current Conditions from a Nebraska Ag Lenders Panel” CAP Series 23-0903, Center for Agricultural Profitability, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sept. 20, 2023. DOI: 10.32873/unl.dc.cap015.


In 2017, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension made a commitment to implement a multidisciplinary Beef Systems Initiative (BSI) to develop and support implementation of beef production systems in Nebraska. In addition to the BSI, a parallel project funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) implemented a study of the best practices for incorporating beef cattle onto cropping systems while improving ecosystem services to ensure sustainability.

As a component of the FFAR project, an agricultural lenders panel was formed to provide input and feedback to UNL researchers on the financial considerations for producers implementing new or expanding existing operations. The lenders panel met for the first time in 2019.