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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
Grain Trade Developments

Senior economist Guy Allen of the IGP Institute at K-State provides his monthly update on the international grain trade scene, which right now is firmly affixed on the war in Ukraine and the resulting impacts on grain trade, particularly with respect to wheat...he also talks about why local basis bids at elevators may not be keeping up with the recent surges in grain prices.

March 17, 2022
Russia-Ukraine and Fertilizer Prices

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl walks through his new analysis of the fertilizer market impacts from the Russia/Ukraine conflict:  he breaks it down by the primary crop fertilizer nutrients and how this situation has influenced prices, and offers his outlook on fertilizer prices moving into the growing season.

March 15, 2022
Oil Price Trends and Potential Impact on Ag Producers

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his new analysis of oil price trends relating to the war in Ukraine, and what they imply for agricultural producers...he looks at the global sources of oil the U.S. typically leans on, and offers his outlook on oil prices for the rest of the year.

March 14, 2022
Time to Finalize Crop Insurance Decisions

K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft talks about finalizing crop insurance decisions for spring-planted crops, with the enrollment deadline coming up in just over a week...she talks about how the just-released RMA price numbers for February will influence the revenue insurance guarantee.

March 4, 2022
Russia-Ukraine Ag Impacts

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone talks about the emerging ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the U.S. agricultural sector...that will be the theme of a series of K-State on-line sessions next week, which will cover the macroeconomic, production and trade effects, the impacts on energy and fertilizer prices, and the implications for the grain and livestock markets.

March 3, 2022
Economic Value of Groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer Region

K-State agricultural economists Nathan Hendricks and Gabe Sampson report on their new analysis of the value of groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer region...they used land transaction data and cropland rental rate trends to determine the economic importance of those groundwater resources to Kansas agriculture...they also looked at the impact of changes in the aquifer's water level on farmland values in the region.

March 2, 2022
Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program

K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft continues her series on price risk management for cow-calf producers, this time talking about the basic details of the USDA's Livestock Risk Protection insurance program.

February 28, 2022
Kansas Farmland Values Report

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that the new Kansas Land Values Book from K-State is now out:  based on actual land sales data, this annual report is a thorough portrayal of Kansas farm and ranch land value trends at the county, region and state levels...she goes over the land sales volumes and average prices paid for agricultural ground in 2021.

February 23, 2022
Add-On Coverage for Spring-Planted Crops

K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft looks at the prospect of adding either the Supplemental Coverage Option or Enhanced Coverage Option, or both, to one's 2022 spring-planted crop insurance policy, and what historical trends suggest about the payoff from these coverage add-ons. She also focuses on hedging in the futures and options markets. 

February 21, 2022
New Crop Insurance Add-On Coverage

Risk management specialist Jenny Ifft and crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz of K-State talk about new crop insurance add-on coverage of post-planting nitrogen applications to dryland corn, which will be available on a pilot basis in 10 northeast Kansas counties this year...they explain why this insurance option has been developed, saying it may be the first of several "targeted" crop insurance endorsements for specific production practices. 

February 16, 2022
Grain Trade and Political Tensions

Senior economist Guy Allen of the IGP Institute at K-State offers his monthly status report on international grain trade and U.S. grain export opportunities:  he centers this time on the political unrest tied to the Russia/Ukraine situation, as well as Russia's apparently stronger bond with China, and what those developments mean to U.S. grain business abroad.

February 15, 2022
A Rapid Retreat in Fertilizer Price Is Not Likely

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his just-posted fertilizer price outlook, using current trends in corn and oil prices as the foundation for his analysis...he thinks that the price of fertilizer might level off midway through the year, but that a rapid retreat in that price isn't likely, especially given what's happening with inflation in the economy.

February 11, 2022

Recent Videos

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict Agricultural Ramifications - An Online Update
Audio only: click HERE

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Dynamic 2022 Grain Markets - Situation and Strategies - Webinar Recording

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 18, 2022

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Winning the Game Webinar

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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. 

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 28, 2022

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 7, 2022

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 23, 2021

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December 23, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021
Carbon Credit Markets: Current Opportunities and Future Prospects

Presented to KSRE Ag Agent Training, Salina, KS. 

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Farm and Ranch Estate and Income Tax Planning Webinar

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