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Irrigated Farm Lease Arrangements Survey

The director of the Land Use Survey Center at K-State, Leah Tsoodle, invites crop irrigators, landlords and tenants alike, to take part in a new survey of irrigated farm lease arrangements. The information gathered by this survey will serve as a highly valuable resource in future lease negotiations.

July 28, 2021
Farm Employee Management

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, reviews the results of a new survey conducted by the KFMA of farm employee management practices in Kansas:  the trends in wages, benefits and total compensation provided to farmhands, related to the experiences and skill sets of individual employees. He also breaks down the specific kinds of benefits and wages that Kansas farm employees earn and talks about how this information can be useful for farmers with an employee workforce as well as those looking to hire employees for the first time.

July 27, 2021
“Right-to-Repair” Initiative

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin discusses the ongoing issue of high-tech farm machinery repair, and farmer access to on-board machinery diagnostic information. This has been wrapped into a new administrative "right-to-repair" initiative, which he says has several perspectives to consider.

July 21, 2021
Risk and Profit Conference

K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewelyn has the details on the 2021 K-State Risk and Profit Conference, set for mid-August on the campus. He talks about the numerous contemporary topics that will be covered there, for the benefit of producers and others who attend. 

July 19, 2021
USDA Grain Numbers

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, reviews the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released yesterday, and what it says about international grain trade prospects...he says the numbers on world wheat production and available stocks are the headliner of this report.

July 13, 2021
Updated Estimates on ARC-County Crop Program

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that K-State's county-level estimates on ARC-county crop program payments for 2020 production have just been updated...she'll tell how to access those via an interactive map found at the AgManager.info web site.

July 7, 2021
Financial Benchmarking Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about using financial ratios for benchmarking the economic performance of one's farm or ranch operation...she has just updated K-State's benchmarking tool that allows producers to compare their financial status to that of peers around the state, using the very latest Kansas Farm Management Association data.

June 24, 2021
Forage Insurance Options

K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft discuss the various options for livestock producers to insure their forage resources through the USDA's Risk Management Agency...and what producers need to do to take advantage of those in the case of adverse weather conditions.

Related podcast from Dr. J's Beef: https://drjsbeef.libsyn.com/forage-risk-management-programs or https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/drjsbeef/Episode_4_prf.mp3.

June 16, 2021
World Grain Supply

The senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his analysis of the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released last week:  he comments on the escalating use of wheat as a feedgrain in other parts of the world...on the short second crop of corn coming out of South America...and on the ongoing demand for soybeans in China.

June 14, 2021
Kansas Farm Income Data

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his latest analysis of Kansas Farm Management Association farm income data, this time focusing on impact of non-farm income on the financial state of family farms...he then breaks that down even further, looking at the financial latitude that non-farm wages create for farm families.

June 11, 2021
Crop Insurance Update

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid goes over the details of two items of importance to producers relating to crop insurance: the just-announced opportunity for producers who grew a cover crop over the past few months to earn a premium benefit on their spring-planted crop insurance...and particulars on crop insurance prevented planting provisions, with key dates coming up for corn coverage.

June 4, 2021
Projected Net Farm Income

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his updated projection on 2021 net farm income in Kansas, as well as his new forecast on 2022 farm income, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...he talks about the variables which he thinks will lead to a significant jump in income this year, and a dramatic decline next year.

June 3, 2021
Farm and Ranch Energy Development

K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft shares findings from her new study of energy development on farms and ranches, including wind turbines and other renewable energy sources...and if the presence of those sources influences farm financial management and economic decisions...she arrived at some unexpected results.

June 2, 2021
JBS Cyberattack Consequences

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor offers his observations on the shutdown of several large beef packing plants yesterday because of a cyberattack on a major meatpacking firm...he talks about the market reaction to the news, and how the cattle industry is learning to cope with such disruptions.

June 2, 2021
Ag Property Valuation

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses the process of determining agricultural property valuation for property tax purposes in Kansas, and how landowner net income is factored into that calculation...he presented a webinar on the topic last week, and offers his expectation for agricultural property values coming out of 2021.

May 26, 2021
Kansas Land Values in 2020

K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about the 2020 Kansas Land Values Book, how buyers and sellers can use it and where land values are headed in 2021, for Inside Ag From Kansas Farm Bureau

May 25, 2021
Family Living Expenses for Kansas Farmers

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about new numbers from the Kansas Farm Management Association on family living expenses for Kansas farms and ranches in 2020...how they compare to those of recent years, and how the expenses break down by category.

May 25, 2021
Field Workdays Machinery Purchase Tool

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin tells on an upgrade that he has made to information that he has put together for farmers who are thinking about field machinery and equipment investments...it's called the Days Suitable for Fieldwork tool, which indicates the number of days per week that producers will likely be able to conduct fieldwork in the future, based on historical trends.

May 18, 2021

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 17, 2020
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July 17, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 14 Update
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July 16, 2020
Corn and Grain Supply and Demand Webinar - MEA Region

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July 13, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 7 Update
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July 9, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2020
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July 2, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 30 Update
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July 1, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 26, 2020
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June 26, 2020
Supply and Future Supply Potential in the Americas
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June 25, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 23 Update
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June 23, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 19, 2020
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June 19, 2020
The Global Agricultural Landscape - Feeding More than 9 Billion People - Part 2
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June 18, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 16 Update
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June 17, 2020
The Global Agricultural Landscape - Feeding More than 9 Billion People - Part 1
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June 11, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 9 Update
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June 10, 2020
Beef Demand Considerations - In-Depth Perspective of Domestic and International Demand

For webinar recording and future webinars: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/livestockextension/intersectionwebinars

June 10, 2020
How Resilient Is the US Meat Supply Chain?

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June 5, 2020
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. 

Watch video of presentation
KSUBeef.org Page

June 4, 2020

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