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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 5, 2020
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June 5, 2020
Managerial Tools and Tips in an Uncertain Climate and Market - Webinar

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

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June 4, 2020
A Dynamic View of World Population Growth 1950-2100
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June 4, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 2 Update
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June 3, 2020
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)

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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

KSRN Radio Interviews

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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
Ag Technology and Farm Labor

From the recent Women Managing the Farm Conference at K-State, agricultural technology specialist Terry Griffin shares some observations from a discussion forum he moderated, on farm technology adoption and how that impacts farm labor. Terry also hints at an emerging conflict between two major farm data services. Could this conflict get the attention of legislators?

February 21, 2020
Crop Production Revenue

K-State agricultural economists Kevin Herbel and Gregg Ibendahl talk about their new analysis of Kansas crop production revenue in 2019, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...they look each of the four main cropping enterprises in the state, concluding that this past year was generally profitable for crop producers.

February 7, 2020
Big Farm Data

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin looks at the ongoing issue of "big farm data":  who owns it, and to what extent do farmers want to commit to a data processing venture...he tackled those and other questions as an invited speaker at an ag data law symposium hosted by Texas A&M University last week.

February 6, 2020
Navigating Rough Waters

K-State​ agricultural economists Allen Featherstone and Mykel Taylor talk about their new article on the state of the Kansas farm economy, entitled "Navigating Rough Waters". They discuss the factors that are most greatly influencing the economic condition of production agriculture currently...most notably, land value trends and very modest improvements in net farm income the last couple of years and their thoughts on how 2020 might shape up economically for Kansas producers.

January 30, 2020
Autonomous Farming Systems

K-State ​precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin talks about the economic feasibility of autonomous farming systems, which have become the premiere topic at several precision agricultural technology conferences he has participated in this winter...he also touches upon the ongoing issue of how best to utilize and manage precision data collected at the farm level.

January 28, 2020
Farm Program Choices

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and Rich Llewelyn advise crop producers to start finalizing their decisions on which USDA farm program option they'll enroll in for 2019 and 2020 production, choosing either the Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage option. They remind about the helpful information at K-State's agmanager.info web site that producers can benefit from as they decide.

January 17, 2020
Net Farm Income Trends

K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses another economic analysis he put together, this time comparing Kansas net farm income trends over the last 10 years, from the "good years" early in the decade to the "bad years" later on. He says the numbers resemble the years preceding the farm economy crisis of the 1980s.

January 15, 2020
Farm Debt in Kansas

Gregg Ibendahl talks about his new analysis of the farm debt situation, using Kansas Farm Management Association data to identify trends in the extent of debt incurred by farmers currently...the findings tell him that producers need to be evaluating their debt status very carefully right now.

January 7, 2020

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