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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Government Payment Estimates

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby announces that K-State's final estimates for Agricultural Risk Coverage payments for 2016 wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum have now been posted for producers to review, in advance of those payments being issued by the Farm Service Agency in October.

September 13, 2017
Crop Insurance Changes

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about proposed cuts to the federal crop insurance program, and the implications those would likely bring to bear for crop producers….and he reports on the move to address the price convergence issue in the wheat market.

August 10, 2017
9. Non-Convergence and Variable Storage Rates in Futures Markets August 1, 2017
14. Margin Protection Insurance August 1, 2017
15. Administrations Proposed Cuts to Crop Insurance August 1, 2017
Wheat Price Convergence

Art Barnaby discusses recent changes in the hard winter wheat futures contract made by the CME intended to bring back convergence in cash and futures wheat prices. He focuses on the variable storage rate which has been adopted with the intent of prompting that price convergence.

June 15, 2017
Crop Insurance Changes

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about his new in-depth analysis of the proposed budget cuts to the federal crop insurance program and the repercussions for crop growers. He centers on the two main items of concern: the proposed cap on insurance premium subsidies and the elimination of the harvest-price option utilized by the majority of producers.

June 14, 2017
Administration’s Proposed Crop Insurance Cuts June 7, 2017
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