Mykel Taylor

Farm Management, Marketing

Associate Professor, Farm Management Extension Specialist
Kansas State University

Mykel Taylor joined the faculty in 2011 as assistant professor of agricultural economics with a major appointment in extension. Her areas of focus include agricultural leases and land values, grain marketing, farm policy, and many other areas of farm management. Dr. Taylor is a popular speaker at many of the department's extension programs for her expertise and dynamic personality.

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Manhattan , KS  66506-4011
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Documents & Presentations by Mykel Taylor
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Shuttle Loading Grain Facilities

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor reports on a new study of the large shuttle-loading grain facilities now commonly found in Kansas, and how such load-out facilities influence the prices available to grain producers...this work confirmed that these do result in a premium paid to producers who market their grain through a shuttle-loading system.

September 7, 2017
Influence of Shuttle Loaders on Grain Markets in Kansas and Montana

Link to ACCC Factsheet Series: http://accc.k-state.edu/research/fact_sheet_series.html

August 29, 2017
Crop Insurance Caps

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor goes over K-State's new analysis of two proposed changes to the federal crop insurance program, and what those would mean for all producers who utilize crop insurance:  specifically, the suggested cap on crop insurance eligibility based on a farm's adjusted gross income, and a cap on the cost-share on crop insurance premiums.

August 22, 2017
Estimating Kansas Farmland Values Based on Historic Index Numbers - Updated August 10, 2017
1. Kansas Land Values and Rental Rates August 1, 2017
15. Administrations Proposed Cuts to Crop Insurance August 1, 2017
2016 Kansas County-Level Land Values

Dr. Mykel Taylor has released her county-level estimates for Kansas land values for irrigated and non-irrigated cropland, and pasture. Slides from the webinar presentation are also included. 

July 6, 2017
Farm Bill Choices

K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor shares the findings of a new survey which polled Kansas farmers about what led them to choose either the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) option under the USDA farm program.. This information is expected to be useful as the 2018 Farm Bill is being drafted.

June 23, 2017
Farm Bill Program Enrollment Decisions by Kansas Farmers June 22, 2017
Land Value Numbers

K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor returns to share the actual trends depicted in K-State's new 2016 County-level Values for Cropland and Pasture report...the numbers confirm that agricultural land values are declining, and she talks about what is at the root of that falloff.

May 4, 2017