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Weekly Grain Market Outook - Dan O'Brien

 K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on a media report out of China that indicates that country will remain heavily reliant on feedgrain and soybean imports because of a chronic lack of productive land, and he provides his latest corn price probability analysis based on the USDA's updated grain supply-and-demand report during his weekly segment on the grain market trends. 

September 22, 2017
Hurricanes and Ag

Vincent Amanor-Boadu looks at the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma on agricultural production in the impacted areas, and the possible ripple effect for the agricultural sector in general. He says that the overall economic effect on the livestock and crop interests in this region should be limited.

September 19, 2017
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

 Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University discusses the latest cattle market trends:  he comments on the fed cattle market's attempt to right itself after several weeks of trending lower, and he talks about expected improvement in the choice-to-select price spread as the fall comes on, as well as the renewed strength in the feeder cattle market .

September 18, 2017
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
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
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
Cattle Price Discovery

K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about his recent study of trends in live cattle negotiated prices over the past 15 years, and how prices in one region on any given week might influence prices in other major cattle feeding regions...he hopes this information will help producers and buyers more fully understand what is driving price discovery in the marketplace...he's sharing this research at the K-State Risk and Profit Conference this week.

August 16, 2017
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
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

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