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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the wheat market's response to the findings from this week's Hard Winter Wheat Tour of Kansas and adjacent states, and he discusses the markets' overall reactiveness to new-crop planting progress here in the U.S., during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

May 20, 2022
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he goes over what the USDA's latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report said about international beef trade...and he gets into a new analysis he's done on the factors influencing the U.S. beef supply here in 2022, and which of those will have lasting impacts on supply over the next couple of years.

May 16, 2022
A Growth in Non-Traditional Agricultural Financing Sources

Three features this week on non-traditional agricultural financing, and its rising prominence in the agricultural lending field.

1) K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft and Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer talk about the various sources of non-traditional financing and the degree to which they're claiming a greater share of the agriculture credit market.

2) Based on a series of studies recently conducted by a team of agricultural economists from several leading land-grant universities, K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft is joined by agricultural economists Brady Brewer of Purdue and Brian Briggeman of K-State for a look at the likely impact of current economic inflation and rising interest rates on the supply and demand for non-traditional farm loans.

3) The final segment of this week's series on the growth in non-traditional agricultural financing, based on a new report put together by a team of land-grant university agricultural economists:  this time, K-State's Jenny Ifft is joined by Bruce Ahrendsen of the University of Arkansas, as he outlines his study of how non-traditional finance relates to USDA farm loan defaults...and Will Secor of the University of Georgia shares his research on where non-traditional creditors land in the pecking order when it comes to debt repayments in Chapter 12 farm bankruptcy cases.

May 13, 2022
Kansas Farm Income Report

An overview of the just-released report on 2021 Kansas net farm income from the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State. This is annual summary of data from KFMA member farms is considered a key indicator of the state of the Kansas production agriculture economy. The executive director of the KFMA, Kevin Herbel, is joined by area KFMA economists to break down what ended up being a record-setting year for net farm income in Kansas. Featured on part one are Jordan Steele from northwest Kansas, Lindsey Bryant from southwest Kansas, and Joni James from south-central Kansas. The second part of the discussion has observations on the farm income numbers for north-central, northeast and southeast Kansas from KFMA economists Will Feldkamp, Craig Althauser and Dillon Rapp, respectively.

May 12, 2022
Agricultural Law Update

Agricultural law and taxation professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses an assortment of recent court decisions relevant to agricultural producers, including one in Kansas court on a challenge to a confined hog operation permit, and another on the Kansas statute aimed at prohibiting pictures or video from being taken in agricultural facilities under false pretenses.

May 11, 2022
Farm Debt Ratios

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses his new analysis of debt trends on Kansas farms, based on over 45 years of Kansas Farm Management Association data. He compared debt-to-asset ratios over those years to the most recent ratio as an indicator of farm solvency, saying that while most farmers are in good shape right now, any major downturn in farm asset values could quickly become problematic for producers.

May 10, 2022
Ukraine Grain Update

A visiting professor at K-State from the Vinnytsia National Agrarian University in Ukraine, Antonina Broyaka, provides an update on the state of agriculture in that war-ravaged country, focusing on grain production and exports...she was featured in a special webinar on that topic hosted by K-State agricultural economics earlier this week...among other things, she describes the efforts to re-route grain export shipments out of Ukraine, because of the loss of access to shipping ports.

May 5, 2022
Information on the Prevent Plant Option for Row Crops

00:01:00 – Information on the Prevent Plant Option for Row Crops: Agricultural economist Robin Reid and crop production specialist Lucas Haag of K-State discuss considerations for taking the "prevent plant" option for row crops under crop insurance coverage because of ongoing drought: they talk about the agronomic factors to be weighed, and compare the economics of exercising this option to those of going ahead and planting the crop with the prospect of high market prices ahead.

00:12:00 – K-State Has a Spreadsheet for Running the Numbers on the Prevent Plant Option: Agricultural economist Robin Reid and crop production specialist Lucas Haag of K-State discuss a special K-State spreadsheet producers can use to work up the numbers for their specific crop production situation.

May 4, 2022
K-State Farm Management Courses

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid has the details on two new K-State on-line courses for farmers and ranchers that cover economic risk management and farm financial management...these can be completed at one's own pace, and will provide information that can be immediately applied to one's operation, based on case study exercises. 

April 21, 2022
Upward Revisions to Kansas Net Farm Income

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about the revision that he has made to his forecast on final Kansas net farm income for 2021, as well as his NFI projection for 2022...both have been adjusted upward because of substantial developments in the grain markets since he first forecasted those numbers back in January.

April 18, 2022
First-Hand Insight on Grain Production in Ukraine

A visiting agricultural economist at K-State from the Vinnytsia National Agrarian University in Ukraine, Antonina Broyaka, offers first-hand insight on grain production in that now war-torn country:  how the conflict is likely to impact that productivity going forward and the repercussions for world grain trade...she was featured in a special webinar hosted by K-State agricultural economics this week.

April 15, 2022
Impact of China and Ukraine are Having on International Grain Markets

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, provides his monthly update on trends in the international grain markets:  he centers his comments on China's consistent purchases of U.S corn and soybeans, and how the war on Ukraine continues to influence international wheat trade.

April 13, 2022
Net Farm Income Trends From 2011-2020

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl reports on his new analysis of Kansas Farm Management Association net farm income trends from 2011 through 2020...he was interested specifically in negative net farm income patterns, and whether some farms' incomes are habitually "in the red"...he talks about his findings.

April 6, 2022
KFMA Discusses Farm and Ranch Recordkeeping

From the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Chelsea Plummer and Tressie Mitzner offer recommendations to producers about farm and ranch recordkeeping...in working with KFMA members, they've encountered a few situations where inadequate records led to financial management and tax reporting complications...this was the subject on the latest edition of a new KFMA podcast series.

March 31, 2022
Risk Price Management for Cow-Calf Producers

K-State risk management economist Jenny Ifft talks about fitting Livestock Risk Protection insurance into the overall herd economic management approach. 

March 28, 2022
Farm Transition Office

The director of the new Office for Farm and Ranch Transition at K-State, Ashlee Westerhold, talks about the three-fold mission of that office in assisting farm and ranch families in succession planning, and in the case of producers with no heirs to take the operation over, helping them make connections with prospective young farmers willing to take it on. 

March 24, 2022
The Impact the Russia-Ukraine War is Having on the US Agricultural Economy

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, agricultural economist Brian Briggeman, offers in-depth perspectives on the macroeconomic impact of the Russian war on Ukraine and the ensuing effect on the agricultural economy. He discusses how the Federal Reserve has responded with a scheduled series of modest hikes in interest rates, and offers thoughts on what agricultural producers can do to weather the economic uncertainty. 

March 23, 2022
Livestock Risk Protection Insurance

K-State risk management economist Jenny Ifft continues her series on price risk management for cow-calf operations, looking more closely at implementing Livestock Risk Protection insurance, and some of the unique aspects of enrolling in that coverage.

March 21, 2022

Recent Videos

Title Author Date Downloads
Winning-The-Game Grain Marketing Risk Management Webinar
Audio only: click HERE

May 16, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022
Ukraine-Russia Update: Planting Progress, Stocks and Transportation
Audio only: click HERE

May 2, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022
Ukraine-Russia Conflict Agricultural Ramifications - An Online Update
Audio only: click HERE

April 14, 2022
Dynamic 2022 Grain Markets - Situation and Strategies - Webinar Recording

April 11, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 18, 2022

March 18, 2022
Winning the Game Webinar

March 4, 2022
Determining Cost of Production for Cow/Calf Producers

Presented to Women in Agriculture statewide virtual meetings. 

February 24, 2022
Cattle Marketing and Creating a Marketing Plan

Presented to Women in Agriculture statewide virtual meetings. 

February 24, 2022
Insurance Options for Cow-Calf Producers

Presented to Women in Agriculture statewide virtual meetings. 

February 24, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - February 4, 2022

February 4, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 28, 2022

January 28, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

Title Author Date Downloads
Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 212: May 20, 2022 - USRSB key metrics, shortening your calving season, listener question: corkscrew bulls

Episode 211: May 13, 2022 - Operational data vs. national industry data, impact of seasonal changes, strategies to get into the beef industry

May 20, 2022
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) May 9, 2022
Side-dress nitrogen applications for corn: Agronomic considerations and a new crop insurance endorsement

In K-State Agronomy e-Update: https://eupdate.agronomy.ksu.edu/index_new_prep.php

February 18, 2022
Deep Dive - Thought Leader

In "Meatingplace" magazine, November 9, 2021. 

November 9, 2021
You may not be as financially efficient in pig production as you once thought

On "SwineIt", November 9, 2021. 

November 9, 2021
Ten Things to Know About Pasture Rangeland and Forage Insurance

Beef Tips Newsletter: https://enewsletters.k-state.edu/beeftips/ 

November 1, 2021
The Right to Repair Broken Tech is Key to Farmers

MarketPlace Podcast: "Fixing farm equipment is no small feat, especially when the latest generation of tractors and other heavy machinery can cost a million dollars."

July 19, 2021
Farm Data Economics Podcast

Future of Agriculture Podcast Episode

February 3, 2021
Vincent Amanor-Boadu -- Food, Energy, Water, Chemistry

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

December 5, 2020
Leveraging Yield Data-Podcast

University of Nebraska-Lincoln FarmBits podcast.

November 5, 2020
Glynn Tonsor - The Meat of the Matter

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

August 21, 2020
Terry Griffin - Big Data

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

May 30, 2020
Focused on the Grains Blog

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