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Farm Diversification Study

K-State agricultural economist Alex Shanoyan reports on a new analysis of farm operation diversification and how it relates to the farm's financial resilience during difficult economic times...he will cover this in one of the breakout sessions at the Risk and Profit Conference this week at K-State.

August 15, 2017
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he comments on the negative impact of current global tensions on the markets in general, when then is reflected in the cattle trade....he also invites producers to use K-State's Feeder Cattle Risk Management Tool to calculate one's best price risk strategy for feeders going into the fall and winter.

August 14, 2017
Weekly Grain Market Outook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the surprising estimations on U.S. corn and soybean production released by the USDA yesterday in its August report, and he talks about another modest surge in wheat exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

August 11, 2017
Economic Benchmarking Tools

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about new information she has put together that will help Kansas agricultural producers benchmark their operations' economic status. She will be presenting that at K-State's Risk and Profit Conference next week in Manhattan. 

August 11, 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
Farm Machinery Decisions

 K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl looks at strategies for replacing farm machinery, especially at times when profit margins on the farm or ranch are extra tight.

August 10, 2017
Feed the Future Project

 K-State agricultural economist Yacob Zereyesus talks about a U.S. Agency for International Development project he's engaged in, which is tracking the food needs of impoverished families in the African country of Ghana...this is part of the large-scale Feed the Future initiative involving a host of K-State researchers.

August 9, 2017
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
Risk and Profit Conference

K-State extension assistant in agricultural economist Rich Llewelyn passes along the details on K-State's 2017 Risk and Profit Conference coming up in mid-August, which will focus in part on agricultural policy issues in advance of the forthcoming congressional work on the 2018 Farm Bill. 

July 27, 2017
Precision Ag Issues

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin reports on the topics that generated the most discussion at a major precision agriculture technology conference that he attended last week in Scotland....he also talks about his current research into the economics of using precision guidance cultivation as an alternative to herbicide use against resistant weed populations.

July 26, 2017
Ag Trade Concerns

K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers his latest observations on U.S. trade policy, with the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement set to begin next month. He says he still has concerns about trade issues over non-agricultural goods, and that agricultural trade could end up being harmed in the process. 

July 21, 2017
Pasture Leasing Survey

Leah Tsoodle goes over the findings of the just-released 2017 Bluestem Pasture Report...a survey of pasture managers in the Flint Hills region on the going leasing rates, and leasing arrangements, for grass....this biennial report is often used as a guideline for negotiating pasture leases statewide.

July 10, 2017
Farm Enterprise Analysis

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, breaks down the crop and livestock enterprise numbers from the recently-released Kansas net farm income report for 2016. He talks about the profitability of each of the major crops last year, as well as the returns to cow-calf and backgrounder cattle production, and things that made the difference between high-profit and low-profit operations within a given enterprise.

June 30, 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
Ag Cooperative Conferences

Brian Briggeman and Kansas Cooperative Council president Leslie Kaufman preview the 2017 K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues and the KCC Leadership Roundtable, which will take place concurrently at K-State in August to address current financial challenges facing local agricultural cooperatives and their members.

June 21, 2017
Water Conservation Project

Nathan Hendricks talks about a new USDA-funded project he will be conducting, looking at ways of encouraging Kansas crop irrigators to more effectively manage their groundwater resources through two plans that the state of Kansas has put in place in recent years:  the local enhanced management areas and the water conservation areas.

June 15, 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

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