KSRN Radio Interviews

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Information for Calculating Cash Rental Rates

K-State economist Greg Ibendahl covers the key components that go into calculating cash rental rates. He explains why it’s important for producers to consider their revenue and expenses, past and future profits on rented acres and government payments.

November 14, 2022
Producer’s Experience with the LankLink Program

Director of the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition at K-State, Ashlee Westerhold, joins us again to discuss the Kansas LandLink program. We are also joined by Kansas producer, Dale Springer, who is currently a participant in the program. He shares why he decided to participate in this program, his experience with it so far, and what he is looking for in a successor.

November 3, 2022
Pasture, Rainfall and Forage Insurance Sign-Up Deadline

Jenny Ifft provides information on Pasture, Rainfall, and Forage Insurance including how the product works, payments that producers have received in the past year, and the upcoming sign-up deadline.

November 2, 2022
Fertilizer Prices Not Expected to Fall Anytime Soon

Fertilizer prices may only go up from here according to K-State farm management Extension specialist, Gregg Ibendahl. He discusses the various tools available for producers on and the current challenges making for unusually volatile fertilizer prices.

October 21, 2022
Labor Crisis in Agriculture

K-State agricultural policy specialist, Jenny Ifft, and Kansas Livestock Association chief executive officer, Matt Teagarden, discuss the current labor crisis in agriculture, including policy issues such as the H-2A visa program. They are joined by Ryan and Laura Haffner, owners of High Plains Harvesting, who contribute insight into the hardships that they face as business owners when it comes to finding and securing labor. They also discuss the shortcomings of current policy when it comes to securing agricultural labor in the United States with such a competitive agricultural labor market globally. 

October 13, 2022
The Role US Beef Plays in Supporting the Beef Industry

K-State livestock economist, Glynn Tonsor, shares the highlights of a beef trade report that he and Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University put together that illustrates the key roles that the United States beef import and export markets play in supporting our current beef industry.

September 29, 2022
The Importance of Early Farm Succession Planning

Ashlee Westerhold, director of the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition at K-State, explains why planning for farm succession early is important, the opportunities with the Kansas LandLink Program, and the upcoming Farm and Ranch Transition Conferences being held in Colby, Salina, and Erie. 

September 26, 2022
New Meat Demand Monitor Dashboard

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor and Ph.D. student Justin Bina join us to share information about their latest tool developed for, the Meat Demand Monitor Dashboard. The dashboard allows for users to easily see data collected from across the country on consumer preferences and habits, as well as trending purchases. 

September 21, 2022
Breaking Down the September WASDE Report

Senior economist with the International Grains Program at K-State, Guy Allen, breaks down the September WASDE report. He shares details on incentives for Argentina to export soybeans and the high demand coming out of Asia for coal. 

September 16, 2022
Drought Assistance Programs for Cattle Producers

K-State Extension agricultural policy specialist, Jenny Ifft, and K-State Extension farm economist, Robin Reid, cover three programs currently offered to cattle producers to assist with the on-going drought – they provide two examples for each program showing how far that assistance actually goes in terms of producer use. 

September 9, 2022
Unique Experiences Provided by K-State’s Agricultural Economics Department

In the final installment of our departmental features in K-State’s College of Agriculture, the director of undergraduate programs in the Agricultural Economics Department, Dr. Elizabeth Yeager, as well as two students, discuss the unique experiences they’ve had inside the classroom and abroad.

September 7, 2022
Do You Need Margin Protection Insurance?

Jenny Ifft, K-State agricultural policy Extension specialist, discusses margin protection insurance in its entirety – how it differs from other crop insurance plans, who should consider this form of insurance, and upcoming September deadlines. 

August 31, 2022
August WASDE Report

Senior economist with the International Grains Program at K-State, Guy Allen, gives producers an in-depth look at the commodities market on a global scale by analyzing the latest WASDE report – he specifically gives valuable details on the global weather conditions and the continued strength in the United States dollar. 

August 18, 2022
Ionospheric Weather Events Impact on Agriculture

Terry Griffin, K-State precision ag economist, covers the recently released Space Environment Engineering and Science Applications Workshop – Ionospheric Impacts (SEESAW-II) report, space weather, and the real impacts that these ionospheric weather events can have on agriculture.

August 10, 2022
Making ARC and PLC Decisions and Upcoming Ag Econ Events

Rich Llewelyn, K-State ag econ Extension assistant, joins us to discuss year averages to aid producers in making their ARC-CO and PLC decisions for the upcoming farm bill, the effects of rising interest rates, and what to expect at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference and Agricultural Lenders Conferences. 

August 4, 2022
Kansas Women in Ag

K-State farm financial analyst, Lavell Winsor, speaks about the work she and Robin Reid have done to create the Kansas Women in Ag program, which has allowed women to not only learn about finances on the farm but also to connect with others in their communities. 

July 26, 2022
Global Impacts of Agricultural Research

Discussing his latest research looking at the global impacts of agricultural research is K- State agricultural economics professor and director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, Tim Dalton. In this two-part series, Dalton shares insight into what research dollars’ return on investment really looks like abroad and how global research ultimately benefits us in the United State.

July 21, 2022
Agricultural Cybersecurity

Terry Griffin, K-State cropping systems economist, discusses cybersecurity in agriculture and best practices on the farm. 

July 11, 2022

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