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Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 28 Update
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July 31, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 24, 2020
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July 24, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 21 Update
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July 23, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 17, 2020
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July 17, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 14 Update
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July 16, 2020
Corn and Grain Supply and Demand Webinar - MEA Region

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July 13, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 7 Update
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July 9, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2020
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July 2, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 30 Update
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July 1, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 26, 2020
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June 26, 2020
Supply and Future Supply Potential in the Americas
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June 25, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 23 Update
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June 23, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 19, 2020
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June 19, 2020
The Global Agricultural Landscape - Feeding More than 9 Billion People - Part 2
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June 18, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 16 Update
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June 17, 2020
The Global Agricultural Landscape - Feeding More than 9 Billion People - Part 1
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June 11, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 9 Update
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June 10, 2020
Beef Demand Considerations - In-Depth Perspective of Domestic and International Demand

For webinar recording and future webinars: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/livestockextension/intersectionwebinars

June 10, 2020

KSRN Radio Interviews

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Agricultural Law Update

From the Washburn University School of Law, professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen takes up two recent court rulings:  the DACA decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and its significance to agricultural producers, and a ruling in favor of the EPA in the registration of a particular soybean herbicide.

August 5, 2020
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University discusses the latest cattle market trends:  he comments on the weakening value of the dollar as a boost for U.S. beef exports, and he talks about being flexible when making marketing decisions on weaned calves this fall.

August 3, 2020
Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on the recent surge in U.S. grain purchases by China, and what's behind that...and he talks about the drop in the value of the U.S. dollar as a friendly development for U.S. grain exports overall, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

July 31, 2020
2020 Risk and Profit Conference

K-State Extension assistant in agricultural economics Rich Llewelyn previews the K-State 2020 Risk and Profit Conference taking place the second week of August, which will be conducted virtually over several days.

July 27, 2020
Agricultural Credit Activity

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his observations on a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, which examined the state of agricultural credit in the second quarter of this year...it says that agricultural lending activity slowed down as the pandemic took root.

July 23, 2020
Crop Program Payments

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about the latest USDA crop program payment estimates for 2019 production to be paid out this fall...the Agricultural Risk Coverage estimates are now based on Risk Management Agency county yields, and are depicted in an interactive map that producers can use to project their own likely payments.

July 22, 2020
Hedging Feedlot Cattle

K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about his new study of hedging feedlot cattle in the futures market as a way to manage price risk...he compared the economic returns to hedged and non-hedged cattle over the last 10 years, to gauge the effectiveness of hedging in mitigating that risk.

July 16, 2020
US Corn Exports

An extended conversation with senior economist Guy Allen of the IGP Institute at K-State on U.S. corn export outlook. He zeroes in on the corn trade opportunities with China moving forward, in the wake of two huge Chinese purchases of U.S. corn in recent days, and comments on whether political tensions between the two countries will affect future grain business with China.

July 15, 2020
2020 Kansas Custom Rates Report

The director of the Land Use Survey Center at K-State, Leah Tsoodle, talks about the just-released 2020 Kansas Custom Rates report, which provides survey-based information on the going rates for a wide variety of custom agricultural operations, including grain harvesting, pesticide spraying, haying and a host of others.

July 8, 2020
Comparing Your Numbers

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid tells producers about a highly-useful tool for comparing the economic state of their farms to those of their peers in the state, found at the AgManager.info web site out of K-State: the KSU Farm Financial Benchmarking Tool has just been updated with new numbers from the Kansas Farm Management Association for analyzing how one's operation stacks up financially.

June 17, 2020
Coarse Grain Markets

The senior economist at the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, shares his broad view of the world coarse grain markets, and how well the U.S. is positioned to compete successfully in those markets...he was invited to present his market perspectives to the U.S. Grains Council last week.

June 16, 2020
Beef Export and Import Trends

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor goes over his new report on U.S. beef export and import trends since 2003...information which lends to the recent discussion over beef exports and imports amid the pandemic-induced industry disruptions...he then relates that to his new assessment of COVID-19 economic damage to the Kansas cattle industry.

June 1, 2020
Estimating 2020 Net Farm Income

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl reports on a new analysis out of K-State, which estimates net farm income in Kansas for 2020...it projects a steep drop in the returns to crop and livestock production for this current year, not accounting for the USDA coronavirus aid that's now forthcoming.

May 29, 2020
2019 Kansas Net Farm Income

A discussion of the results from the just-released 2019 Kansas Net Farm Income summary from the Kansas Farm Management Association, featuring:  the average net income statewide, as well as the region-by-region averages; the percentage of those income numbers attributable to government payments; and comments on the general economic state of farmers and ranchers in each of the six association regions...the guests are KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel and associate director Mark Dikeman, along with area economists Jordan Steele, Logan Hedlund, Will Feldkamp, Bryan Manny, Chelsea Plummer and Dillon Rapp.

May 21, 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid goes over the just-announced details of the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which is providing financial aid to agricultural producers who have been hurt economically by the pandemic...she talks about what commodities qualify for aid payments, and the payment rates that have been determined for each...she also previews a special K-State/Farm Service Agency webinar for producers taking place this Friday morning which will respond to questions about the program.

May 20, 2020
Valuing Freeze-Damaged Wheat

K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about determining an economic value of freeze-damaged wheat that's to be salvaged as forage...he goes over the formula for comparing wheat silage or wheat hay to alfalfa or other conventional forage types, stressing that individual producers need to conduct their own analysis on this.

May 14, 2020
Making Better Cover Crop Choices

K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin talks about his current project, developing a tool for producers to use in optimizing their cover crop selection, making decisions on a least-cost basis...he goes over the variables that producers need to think about when putting together an economical cover crop mix that still serves the intended purposes.

May 12, 2020
Meat Processing, Supply, and COVID-19

K-State livestock economists Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor take a close look at the state of the beef packing industry, which is under extreme duress from the closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak: specifically, they respond to questions that have arisen about the structure of the packing sector, and whether packer concentration is contributing to the interruption in overall meat supply flow. They also comment on how the disruptions relate to market price discovery as it affects livestock sellers.

May 6, 2020

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

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Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 119: August 7, 2020 - Stump the Expert, Herd Record System, Priorities for Cow/Calf Herd Record System, Rotational Grazing, Feeding Cattle at Home

Episode 118: July 31, 2020 - Planting Fescue, Hay Storage, Tips for Storing Hay Outside, Foot Rot

 

August 7, 2020
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) August 3, 2020
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