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Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - May 26 Update
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May 27, 2020
Ethanol and Biodiesel Market Trends and Profitability Through May 22 2020
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May 27, 2020
Direct Payments to Ag Producers - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

Webinar Questions and Answers

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May 22, 2020
2019 Kansas Farm Income Report and 2020 Farm Income Projections
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May 22, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - May 19 Update
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May 19, 2020
More on the Grain Markets
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May 15, 2020
Troubleshooting Uncertain Times in the Beef Industry

Glynn Tonsor provides information for a webinar by the K-State Animal Science and Industry Department. 

May 14, 2020
Distributions to the Supply Chain and Its Impact On The Grains Market

May 14, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - May 12 Update
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May 12, 2020
More on Livestock Markets - Webinar
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May 8, 2020
Tools to Manage Risk in the Grain Markets
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May 5, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID 19 Forecasting Model - May 5 Update
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May 5, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID 19 Forecasting Model - April 28 Update
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April 28, 2020
Grains and the Livestock Sector
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April 23, 2020
Oil and Energy Market Analysis
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April 22, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID 19 Forecasting Model - April 21 Update
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April 21, 2020
Kansas Land Values - Impacts of COVID-19

2019 Kansas Land Values Publication

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April 17, 2020
Beef-Cattle Sector Thoughts - April 16 2020
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April 16, 2020

KSRN Radio Interviews

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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his latest observations on the grain market trends: he talks about the market significance of the numbers that came out of this week's virtual wheat tour of Kansas and surrounding states, and he remarks on the surprisingly healthy basis levels at local delivery points around Kansas currently.

May 22, 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
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor comments on the trends in the cattle markets: he talks about the gradual rise in cattle slaughter volumes as more packing plants return to operation, and about continued encouraging news in the beef demand arena.

May 18, 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
Agricultural Law Update

Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen reviews the history of the Packers and Stockyards Act, and how the courts have historically interpreted its regulation of price manipulation the meat packing industry...it's back in the limelight as the president and several state attorneys general have requested an investigation of the industry by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the wide gap between cattle prices and retail meat prices.

May 13, 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
New K-State Land Values Report

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor takes a detailed look at 2019 agricultural land value trends in Kansas, which are summarized in two new K-State reports: Kansas County-Level Land Values for Cropland and Pasture, and the 2019 Kansas Land Values Book...she compares 2019 dryland and irrigated cropland and pasture values to those of 2018.

April 23, 2020
Contingency Plans for Farm Families

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid, Extension community vitality specialist Nadine Sigle and Barber County Extension agent Robin Eubank-Callis talk about resources available from K-State Research and Extension to help farm families make contingency plans in the midst of the COVID-19 situation, in three areas: gathering farm and ranch information, farm family record-keeping, and business continuity planning.

April 22, 2020
Crude Oil Futures Reach Record Lows

K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl and Dan O'Brien talk about the unprecedented drop in crude oil futures yesterday, trading in the negative for the first time ever, and the repercussions of historically low oil prices for agriculture...they look at what this run of low petroleum prices means for farm fuel and fertilizer costs, and why it's unlikely that grain futures prices would ever reach negative levels.

April 21, 2020
SBA Loans for Producers and Cooperatives

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman and the president of the Kansas Cooperative Council, Brandi Miller, talk about the availability of loans from the Small Business Administration to agricultural producers and cooperatives under the new Paycheck Protection Loan Program, which is part of the federal coronavirus aid package...they hosted a webinar panel discussion on how producers and cooperatives can work with their lenders on obtaining these loans.

April 14, 2020
COVID-19’s Impact on the Agricultural Economy

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his latest thoughts on the macroeconomic fallout from COVID-19 as it would impact agricultural producers...this from an on-line public forum hosted last week by K-State Agricultural Economics...with another meeting in the series set for this evening, which will focus on the pandemic's effect on the grain markets.

April 2, 2020
Pasture Leasing Report

K-State agricultural economist Leah Tsoodle goes over some of the key findings of the new 2019 Pasture Leasing Arrangements in Kansas report, based on a statewide survey of landowners and tenants on the particulars of pasture lease agreements. She covers some of the trends commonly found in the state.

March 25, 2020
Stabilizing the Economy

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman talks about the actions taken by the Federal Reserve Bank in an attempt to stem the economic slide brought on by the coronavirus, and how those relate to the economic well-being of agriculture...he comments on the prospects of those actions bringing badly-needed stability to the economy.

March 19, 2020
Navigating the Market Crisis

The director of the Farm Analyst program out of K-State, Duane Hund, talks about a slew of calls he and his team have been receiving in recent days from farmers about what to do amidst the market plunge caused by the coronavirus issue...he is advising producers to stay the course in their farming activities and management, and to work closely with financial lenders, vendors and others for the duration of this downturn.

March 17, 2020
USDA Farm Program Choices Revisited

K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Art Barnaby are back with more information for grain producers to consider as they finalize their USDA farm program choice for 2019 and 2020 crop production...this time, they talk about the just-released market year average price information and how it impacts the attractiveness of either the A-R-C or P-L-C program option.

March 6, 2020
Farm Program Payment Options

K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Art Barnaby go over several important considerations on making the USDA farm program payment decision for 2019 and 2020 crop production...whether to go with Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage option for individual crops; here, they'll walk through the expected general outcomes of those decisions. Reid stresses that producers who have not yet made an appointment with their local FSA office should do so now.

February 26, 2020

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

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

Recent episodes:

Episode 108: May 22, 2020 - Vaccine Handling Quiz, In Season BSE, Top Items to Check In Season for Successful Breeding, Predicting/Monitoring Weather, In the News

Episode 107: May 15, 2020 - Dustin Questions, Supply Chain Disruption, Spring Processing of Calves, Top Considerations for Processing Calves, Listener Question

Episode 106: May 8, 2020 - Calving Timing, Optimum Cow Size, Tips for Determining Optimum Cow Size in Your Operation, Burning Management, Listener Question

May 22, 2020
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) May 18, 2020
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