Monte Vandeveer

Farm Management, Production Economics

Southwest Area Extension Economist
Kansas State University

Monte Vandeveer joined the KSU Extension Farm Management team in February 2016 as the Southwest Area extension agricultural economist, based in Garden City.  He grew up on a farm in south‐central Kansas with wheat and cow-calf enterprises.  He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural economics from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in ag economics from Purdue University.

KSU Southwest Research and Extension Center
4500 E. Mary St.
Garden City , KS  67846
Documents & Presentations by Monte Vandeveer
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Margin Protection Insurance

K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer discusses the new crop insurance option that will be available to Kansas corn and soybean growers for the 2018 crop, the margin protection program:  he'll explain what it's designed to cover, how the coverage is calculated, and the pros and cons of the program...he will be presenting an in-depth session on margin protection at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference at K-State. 

August 4, 2017
14. Margin Protection Insurance August 1, 2017
17. Basis Risk and E ectiveness of Rainfall Index Insurance for Pasture, Rangeland and Forage August 1, 2017
Late Corn Insurance

K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer discusses the crop insurance provisions for late-planted corn in Kansas, in that for most of the state today is the deadline for seeding corn without reductions in insurance coverage.

May 25, 2017
Insurance Implications for Late-Planted Corn

The crop insurance “final planting date” for corn across most of Kansas is May 25.  Corn planted after this date faces a declining level of coverage.  For further details, check out the May 19 eUpdate from KSU’s Department of Agronomy, which also discusses research on one’s chances of avoiding freeze damage for late-planted corn.

More information: 

Monte Vandeveer, Southwest Area Economist, Garden City:

Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist, Colby:

May 19, 2017
KSU-Insurance Alternatives for Winter-Damaged Wheat

An Excel spreadsheet for helping producers analyze options for wheat damaged by winter weather. 

May 11, 2017
Wheat Insurance Options

Monte Vandeveer discusses crop insurance options for wheat growers in western Kansas whose stands were adversely affected by the freezing temperatures and/or snowstorm that struck the High Plains in late April. He says that producers who incurred crop losses have some flexibility in how they claim the indemnity on that wheat, as well as how they insure any second crop they would plant on that acreage.

May 9, 2017
Top 10 Considerations for Navigating a Struggling Farm Economy March 30, 2017
Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Insurance: Rainfall Insurance for Livestock and Forage Producers August 3, 2016
Pasture and Forage Insurance - Monte Vandeveer

K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about his analysis of insurance products available to cattle producers to cover pasture and forage production that have been made available on a pilot basis to Kansas producers.

July 25, 2016