G.A. "Art" Barnaby, Jr.

Crop Insurance, Policy

Professor and Extension Specialist, Risk Management
Kansas State University

Art Barnaby provides educational programs on crop insurance, government commodity programs, and risk management throughout Kansas. His work emphasizes the development of alternative public policies for crop disaster protection. For example, he developed the Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC), which has been renamed Revenue Protection (RP). RP is currently providing nearly $85 billion of coverage for America’s farmers. Other research explores the impact of government commodity programs.

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Documents & Presentations by G.A. "Art" Barnaby, Jr.
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Wheat Price Convergence

K-State agricultural economists Beth Yeager, Art Barnaby and Dan O'Brien discuss what they've discovered about the ongoing issue of wide basis in the wheat market: the lack of convergence of cash and futures wheat prices, which has complicated producers' ability to advance-price their wheat...they recently met with futures market officials to talk about remedies for the problem, and are about to release a K-State report covering the issue. 

May 2, 2017
Wheat Loan Rates

 K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby reports that major changes to USDA county wheat loan rates have now been implemented, which could significantly alter the "safety net" for farmers on the 2017 wheat crop.

April 28, 2017
USDA Wheat Payments

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby informs wheat producers that the new K-State projections on 2016 wheat payments in Kansas under the USDA's ARC-county program are now available, and can be called up on a county-level basis with an easy-to-use map tool available on the agmanager.info web site

April 18, 2017
Top 10 Considerations for Navigating a Struggling Farm Economy March 30, 2017
Risk-Assessed Marketing

Art Barnaby talks about the ongoing complications for wheat producers caused by the lack of convergence between cash and futures wheat prices.

February 9, 2017
USDA Crop Payments

Art Barnaby talks about an interactive tool from K-State that allows growers to forecast payments in particular counties.  He also addresses the latest on the wheat price convergence issue.

January 19, 2017
Veterans Day

Art Barnaby is part of KSRN’s conversations with K-State Research and Extension professionals who served their country in the military prior to their Extension careers, sharing stories about their military experiences.

November 11, 2016
Non-Convergence in Hard Red Winter (HRW) Wheat Futures November 10, 2016
ARC and PLC Program Estimates

Art Barnaby looks at the numbers and talks about a new K-State video series which explains in more detail how the non-convergence of cash and futures wheat prices is impacting producers' crop insurance coverage.

November 4, 2016
ARC and PLC Payments

Art Barnaby reports the USDA numbers and cap considerations when claiming a loan deficiency payment on this year's crops.

October 5, 2016