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Consumers and Animal Health

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor talks about consumer perceptions of meat animal health management, which was the theme of a webinar he presented earlier this week...he references a new study of the livestock production practices and product traits that consumers prioritize when they make meat purchase decisions, saying that the production sector must be willing to adjust to the signals consumers are sending.

April 26, 2017
Farm Machinery Decisions

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl offers considerations on making farm or ranch machinery purchases, given the tighter budgets that many producers are contending with right now...he says that producers should be looking more closely at alternatives to outright machinery ownership

April 25, 2017
Land Values Seminar

K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor discusses the current trends in farm and ranch land values in Kansas, as recently updated by K-State ...those will be the topic of a special webinar taking place next week for anyone who would like to take part and ask questions about the land market outlook.

April 19, 2017
USDA Wheat Payments

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby informs wheat producers that the new K-State projections on 2016 wheat payments in Kansas under the USDA's ARC-county program are now available, and can be called up on a county-level basis with an easy-to-use map tool available on the agmanager.info web site

April 18, 2017
Kansas Custom Rates Survey

Leah Tsoodle of the Agricultural Land Use Survey Center at K-State, discusses the going rates for custom-hiring numerous agricultural operations as of 2016.

April 7, 2017
Conservation Reserve Program Study

Nathan Hendricks looks at its influence on land use over the past decade, as well as whether it should continue in the next farm bill.  

March 30, 2017
Cropland Rental Rates

Mykel Taylor discusses the latest K-State projections, noting that  affordable rental rates for growers are considerably lower than they were last year.

March 17, 2017
Optimal Crop Fieldwork Days

Terry Griffin and Michelle Mensing talk about how farmers can determine the extent of field equipment they need to cover their crop acres in a timely manner.

March 16, 2017
2018 Farm Bill and a New U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Barry Flinchbaugh shares his outlook on what these changes mean for farm policy. 

March 15, 2017
Weed Control Costs

Mykel Taylor promotes timely herbicide application.

March 2, 2017
Cow-Calf Operation Budgets

Robin Reid visits about staying on top of production expenses in generating greater income from the herd.

February 23, 2017
Beef Demand Index

Glynn Tonsor reports on index information that most accurately portrays consumer demand for beef.

February 22, 2017
Crop Fertilizer Price Trends

Gregg Ibendahl discusses his new study of those costs in overall production expenses. He has developed forecast for anhydrous ammonia prices for the 2017 crop production season and how they might affect the decision to plant corn or soybeans.

February 21, 2017
Risk-Assessed Marketing

Art Barnaby talks about the ongoing complications for wheat producers caused by the lack of convergence between cash and futures wheat prices.

February 9, 2017
Fuel Prices

Gregg Ibendahl looks at where diesel and gasoline prices may be headed in 2017, and whether farmers and ranchers might advance-price their fuel needs.

February 2, 2017
Ag Trade Outlook

Brian Briggeman offers input after several actions by the new administration regarding international trade agreements.  He believes that U.S. agricultural trade will be not be adversely impacted, at least not in 2017.

February 1, 2017
Crop Insurance

Jisang Yu talks about his research and the effect of premium subsidies on the amount of acreage planted to crops as well as crop choices.

January 31, 2017
Data Management For Producers

Ajay Sharda and Terry Griffin look at the main talking points from last week's Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference.

January 27, 2017

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