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Tax Basis Tool

K-State agricultural economist Terry Griffin and Texas A&M agricultural law specialist Tiffany Lashmet talk about the new on-line aid that they have created for agricultural producers to use when determining the capital gains tax liability of a land sale, especially when the value of that land upon inheritance is unknown. They developed a series of tables for each of the continental 48 states that producers can use to calculate an estimate of the stepped-up basis for their property.

December 7, 2017
Interest Rate Outlook

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his latest observations on the state of the macro-economy and interest rate trends as they would affect the agricultural economy. That's the topic of his presentation at the upcoming Farming for the Future programs that will be put on by K-State at four locations in Kansas in the coming weeks. 

December 7, 2017
Crop Insurance Analysis

K-State agricultural economists Dustin Pendell and Jisang Yu discuss their new study of crop insurance and its influence on farm survival in tough economic times. They used Kansas Farm Management Association data to determine if crop insurance allows an operation to stay in business longer, and found that it, in fact, does. 

December 4, 2017
Farm Income Report

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his interpretation of the USDA's net farm income report released yesterday...what it says about the economic stability of production agriculture heading into 2018, and how the trends noted in that report relate to the economic state of Kansas farmers and ranchers currently. 

November 30, 2017
Precision Technology Adoption

K-State precision technology economist Terry Griffin shares the findings of his latest study of farmer adoption of precision cropping technologies...this time, his work concentrated on the technology "bundles" that producers gravitate toward, and how that relates to the frequency that producers transition to variable-rate technologies. 

November 28, 2017
Kansas Custom Rates

K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses the brand-new report on Kansas custom rates for farm operations that K-State has just completed and posted on line, for producers and custom hire providers to use as guidelines for setting rates for various field operations.

November 28, 2017
Farming For the Future

Mykel Taylor and Robin Reid discuss the upcoming K-State Farming for the Future programs to be held in December and January at four locations around Kansas. These will offer a variety of outlook talks to aid producers in planning for the economic challenges of 2018 and beyond.

November 17, 2017
Farm Analyst Program

The director of the Farm Analyst program out of K-State, Duane Hund, talks about the assistance his program offers to family farm operations which are seeking ways of navigating the current economic challenges in production agriculture. He also tells of a series of special workshops coming up in early 2018 where farm families can meet directly with Farm Analyst personnel and work with the FINPACK farm financial software. 

November 15, 2017
Global Food Security

K-State agricultural economist Tim Dalton discusses the findings of a new report on global food security and nutrition, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:  he talks about the three principal factors that are contributing to food availability concerns around the world. He also talks about how the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory initiative is responding to these food security challenges, with K-State serving as a major contributor by way of the four Feed The Future labs housed at the university.

October 26, 2017
Agribusiness and Community

K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers several key considerations incumbent upon local communities as they attempt to attract a large-scale enterprise, such as the proposed Tyson poultry production and processing complex for which three Kansas communities are currently in the running. He draws on his extensive experience as a Kansas community development adviser.

October 20, 2017
Crop Insurance Workshops

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby has more details on the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State will be co-sponsoring soon. 

October 20, 2017
Farm Payment Facts

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses what he says are misperceptions that are being publicized about USDA crop program payments, pointing to data that K-State has compiled on the recent ARC and PLC payments on 2016 production. He also previews the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State is co-sponsoring soon, in partnership with neighboring land-grant universities. 

October 17, 2017
Pasture Insurance

Monte Vandeveer talks about how the USDA Risk Management Agency's Pasture, Rangeland and Forage insurance program works, with the deadline for 2018 participation coming up soon. He shares his analysis of the likely benefits Kansas producers can expect from this coverage. 

October 16, 2017
The State of Ag Co-ops

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, discusses the state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas and how they are adapting to the current strains on the agricultural economy...as October is designated as National Cooperative Month. 

October 12, 2017
Precision Ag Adoption

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin reports on his new study of how quickly farmers adopt new precision cropping technology, based on a survey of Kansas Farm Management Association members. It suggests that the sooner producers employ new technology, the more inclined they are to adopt the next technological advance. 

October 4, 2017
Farm Program Payments

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses the just-released information on marketing-year prices for 2016 crop production, which are being used to calculate the ARC and PLC program payments....he outlines what payments producers in the PLC program can expect in the coming days, and he comments on the expected ARC payments, although the county yield numbers have yet to be announced. 

October 3, 2017
Agribusiness Change Conference

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone looks ahead to a special conference for agribusiness leaders to be hosted by K-State at the Olathe campus in mid-October, which will concentrate on navigating the changes in the agricultural economy....he shares some of the information he'll be presenting there on today's agribusiness climate. 

September 29, 2017
Farm Data Ownership

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin discusses some of the current thinking on the ownership of farm data, and whether producers would be wise to "go off the grid" with their data. He maintains that the value of that data diminishes greatly by isolating it in an attempt to keep it private.

September 28, 2017

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