KSRN Radio Interviews

Title Author Date Downloads
Conservation Reserve Program Study

Nathan Hendricks looks at its influence on land use over the past decade, as well as whether it should continue in the next farm bill.  

March 30, 2017
Cropland Rental Rates

Mykel Taylor discusses the latest K-State projections, noting that  affordable rental rates for growers are considerably lower than they were last year.

March 17, 2017
Optimal Crop Fieldwork Days

Terry Griffin and Michelle Mensing talk about how farmers can determine the extent of field equipment they need to cover their crop acres in a timely manner.

March 16, 2017
2018 Farm Bill and a New U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Barry Flinchbaugh shares his outlook on what these changes mean for farm policy. 

March 15, 2017
Weed Control Costs

Mykel Taylor promotes timely herbicide application.

March 2, 2017
Cow-Calf Operation Budgets

Robin Reid visits about staying on top of production expenses in generating greater income from the herd.

February 23, 2017
Beef Demand Index

Glynn Tonsor reports on index information that most accurately portrays consumer demand for beef.

February 22, 2017
Crop Fertilizer Price Trends

Gregg Ibendahl discusses his new study of those costs in overall production expenses. He has developed forecast for anhydrous ammonia prices for the 2017 crop production season and how they might affect the decision to plant corn or soybeans.

February 21, 2017
Risk-Assessed Marketing

Art Barnaby talks about the ongoing complications for wheat producers caused by the lack of convergence between cash and futures wheat prices.

February 9, 2017
Fuel Prices

Gregg Ibendahl looks at where diesel and gasoline prices may be headed in 2017, and whether farmers and ranchers might advance-price their fuel needs.

February 2, 2017
Ag Trade Outlook

Brian Briggeman offers input after several actions by the new administration regarding international trade agreements.  He believes that U.S. agricultural trade will be not be adversely impacted, at least not in 2017.

February 1, 2017
Crop Insurance

Jisang Yu talks about his research and the effect of premium subsidies on the amount of acreage planted to crops as well as crop choices.

January 31, 2017
Data Management For Producers

Ajay Sharda and Terry Griffin look at the main talking points from last week's Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference.

January 27, 2017
USDA Crop Payments

Art Barnaby talks about an interactive tool from K-State that allows growers to forecast payments in particular counties.  He also addresses the latest on the wheat price convergence issue.

January 19, 2017
Online Tool For Pasture Rental Rates

Mykel Taylor and Robin Reid explain how cow-calf and stocker cattle producers and landowners can enter information specific to their herd production and grazing conditions to arrive at a rate that's fair and equitable.

January 10, 2017
Cow-Calf Cost Management

Dustin Pendell analyze the variables based on Kansas Farm Management Association data.

January 3, 2017
K-State College of Agriculture 2016 Review

Dean John Floros cites advances in funding, research and Extension, and student enrollment and placement.  He also talks about future expansion of K-State's research facilities.

December 22, 2016
Agricultural Lenders Survey

Christine Wilson reviews the results, including interest rates, spread over cost of funds, farm loan volume, non-performing loans and land values, as well as the overall health of the agricultural economy.

December 22, 2016

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