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New Cropland Lease Tool

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl tells of a brand-new online tool now available to farmers and landlords for comparing various cropland leasing options. It's called the Lease Simulation Tool, which he says greatly simplifies the process while capturing all the variables that go into a good lease agreement decision.

December 17, 2020
Financial Strategies for Kansas Farm Families

The director of the Farm Analyst program at K-State, Duane Hund, talks about some of the financial situations he's encountering as he works with Kansas farm families here at the end of 2020...he reminds about how this program can help family farms develop solutions to their operations' financial challenges.

December 10, 2020
2021 Crop Production Budgets

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses the series of 2021 crop production budgets he has just developed for Kansas producers, for evaluating the likely returns from those crops next year...he goes over what these budget models cover and how growers can best use them.

December 9, 2020
End-of-Year Financial Assessment

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association, Kevin Herbel, offers a host of considerations on end-of-year farm financial assessment:  the indicators of financial performance for each farm enterprise that the producer should examine; and the value of knowing one's costs of production in precise terms; how one's income numbers for the year should figure into tax management decisions; and how it all factors into management planning for 2021.

December 3, 2020
Risk Management Insurance For Cattle Producers

K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft talks about risk management insurance available to cattle producers through the USDA's Risk Management Agency, citing programs that allow producers to cover their herd production, market price and forage availability risks. She says that some of these insurance options have been refined to have greater appeal to producers.

December 1, 2020
New Project Aims to Stabilize Rural Communities

K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu tells of a new project supported by a National Science Foundation grant, involving K-State and other universities. Its aim is to help stabilize smaller rural communities by tying together crop production, energy production and water use, via an ammonia generation and utilization process.

November 13, 2020
Profitability Maps for Cropland

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin talks about developing profitability maps for crop ground...coupling yield monitor and site-specific crop input data with crop price information to precisely identify the areas of the field which are generating profits, and which aren't...he says more producers are finding this to be a beneficial practice.

November 11, 2020
Potential Election Implications

K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft offers her insight on the known results of Tuesday's general election to date, and what they mean to the agricultural sector. She says that as the congressional tally appears now, there likely will be very little change in the tone of farm policy building up to the next farm bill, even though there will be changes in House and Senate agricultural leadership.

November 6, 2020
Barry Flinchbaugh - "Kings and Kingmakers"

Barry Flinchbaugh was one of America’s leading experts on agricultural policy for the last few decades. But friends and family alike would probably agree that his greatest joy was teaching. Whether enlightening legislators on Capitol Hill, lecturing to students at Kansas State University, or sharing information with farmers and ranchers at K-State Research and Extension field days and workshops, Barry Flinchbaugh was always ready to share his knowledge with anyone who was interested – and he did it with unmistakable flair. Here, we present audio from one of his most well-known and frequently-referenced presentations, “Kings and Kingmakers.” This was recorded at K-State Research and Extension’s 2017 annual conference, held on the K-State campus. Flinchbaugh died on November 2nd, 2020. He was 78 years old.

November 5, 2020
Remembering Barry Flinchbaugh

A tribute to renowned K-State agricultural policy specialist Barry Flinchbaugh, who unexpectedly passed away yesterday...an overview of his career of outstanding service to agriculture as a much-sought-after advisor on agricultural policy, as a state and national contributor to the development of farm programs, and as a teacher to thousands of students over his 49-year association with Kansas State University.

November 3, 2020
Precision Ag Apps Analyzed

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin talks about farmer use of precision agriculture apps on their mobile devices, which is the subject of a new analysis he has authored. He says that increasing farmer reliance on such apps accents the need for improved internet access in rural areas.

October 29, 2020
Health Care Costs for Farms and Ranches in Kansas

Robin Reid reports on her new study of health care costs on Kansas farms and ranches, based on a decade of Kansas Farm Management Association data. She looked at the trends in health insurance costs and medical expenses, which she says remain a challenge for numerous Kansas agricultural families.

October 28, 2020
Ag Land Values

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor offers an updated view of agricultural land value trends in Kansas, and if those have been affected by the economic disruptions from the pandemic. She also addresses some of the changes in how farm and ranch land purchases take place, and who is buying land. She presented this information at the recent K-State Agricultural Lenders Conference.

October 27, 2020
Year-End Tax Management

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association out of K-State, Kevin Herbel, offers year-end tax management advice for farmers and ranchers...he suggests gathering financial records and other information now to assess where one stands with the operation's income situation, allowing for better management decisions to finish out the year.

October 26, 2020
US International Grain Trade

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers an in-depth view of current international grain trade, and where U.S. grain sales stand in that global market. He considers the new USDA world grain supply and demand numbers which were released last Friday, and couples those with his own observations on developments abroad from his extensive contacts around the world, as he talks about the outlook for U.S. sales of corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and wheat.

October 13, 2020
Producers Wanted for Farm Data Project

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin invites producers to take part in a new initiative called the Data-Intensive Farm Management Project...supported by a major USDA grant, this will make available to participants precision cropping analytical tools to evaluate site-specific crop seeding and nutrient applications, in real-life situations on the farm.

October 9, 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program - Phase 2

On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, farm program specialist Todd Barrows of the Farm Service Agency relays some of the finer details of the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, phase 2...especially with regard to program eligibility and payment limitation rules. He also talks about changes in the commodities that qualify for CFAP 2 benefits.

Also, Robin Reid follows up with a preview of a special webinar from K-State on October 8, in collaboration with the Kansas FSA, which will provide participants even more in-depth information on CFAP 2. She also talks about the now-finalized farm program payments levels for 2019 crop production from the Price Loss Coverage program option, as those payments are now being distributed to enrolled producers.

October 6, 2020
Current State of US Grain Exports

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone offers his perspective on the state of U.S. grain exports, highlighting the growing reliance on China as a customer, and what it suggests about the longer-term outlook for the U.S. agricultural economy. He addressed these topics at K-State's Agricultural Lenders Conference earlier this week.

October 2, 2020

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