KSRN Radio Interviews

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Drought Assistance Programs for Cattle Producers

K-State Extension agricultural policy specialist, Jenny Ifft, and K-State Extension farm economist, Robin Reid, cover three programs currently offered to cattle producers to assist with the on-going drought – they provide two examples for each program showing how far that assistance actually goes in terms of producer use. 

September 9, 2022
Unique Experiences Provided by K-State’s Agricultural Economics Department

In the final installment of our departmental features in K-State’s College of Agriculture, the director of undergraduate programs in the Agricultural Economics Department, Dr. Elizabeth Yeager, as well as two students, discuss the unique experiences they’ve had inside the classroom and abroad.

September 7, 2022
Do You Need Margin Protection Insurance?

Jenny Ifft, K-State agricultural policy Extension specialist, discusses margin protection insurance in its entirety – how it differs from other crop insurance plans, who should consider this form of insurance, and upcoming September deadlines. 

August 31, 2022
August WASDE Report

Senior economist with the International Grains Program at K-State, Guy Allen, gives producers an in-depth look at the commodities market on a global scale by analyzing the latest WASDE report – he specifically gives valuable details on the global weather conditions and the continued strength in the United States dollar. 

August 18, 2022
Ionospheric Weather Events Impact on Agriculture

Terry Griffin, K-State precision ag economist, covers the recently released Space Environment Engineering and Science Applications Workshop – Ionospheric Impacts (SEESAW-II) report, space weather, and the real impacts that these ionospheric weather events can have on agriculture.

August 10, 2022
Making ARC and PLC Decisions and Upcoming Ag Econ Events

Rich Llewelyn, K-State ag econ Extension assistant, joins us to discuss year averages to aid producers in making their ARC-CO and PLC decisions for the upcoming farm bill, the effects of rising interest rates, and what to expect at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference and Agricultural Lenders Conferences. 

August 4, 2022
Kansas Women in Ag

K-State farm financial analyst, Lavell Winsor, speaks about the work she and Robin Reid have done to create the Kansas Women in Ag program, which has allowed women to not only learn about finances on the farm but also to connect with others in their communities. 

July 26, 2022
Global Impacts of Agricultural Research

Discussing his latest research looking at the global impacts of agricultural research is K- State agricultural economics professor and director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, Tim Dalton. In this two-part series, Dalton shares insight into what research dollars’ return on investment really looks like abroad and how global research ultimately benefits us in the United State.

July 21, 2022
Agricultural Cybersecurity

Terry Griffin, K-State cropping systems economist, discusses cybersecurity in agriculture and best practices on the farm. 

July 11, 2022
WASDE Report Analysis

Senior economist with the International Grains Program at K-State, Guy Allen, gives producers an in-depth look at the commodities market on a global scale by analyzing the latest WASDE report – he specifically gives valuable details on the current world wheat market and what that means for us here in the United States. He also provides additional information on the strengthening of the U.S. dollar and the volatility of the current global freight market. 

June 14, 2022
Eric Atkinson Caps 39 Year Career as Host of Agriculture Today - Samantha Bennett Takes Over As Host of Agriculture Today

00:01:00 – Samantha Bennett Discusses Her Role as the New Host of Agriculture Today: Samantha Bennett shares her aspirations for the Agriculture Today program as both a radio broadcast and a podcast in the years ahead, continuing the mission of K-State's service to agriculture.

00:12:00 – The Driving Forces Behind the Success of Agriculture Today: Eric Atkinson reflects on the nearly century-long history of agricultural radio programming, the drivers behind its success, and the rich experience it's been in getting information out to agricultural producers and others in the industry.

00:23:00 – Final Thoughts from the Host of Agriculture Today: Eric Atkinson offers some final thoughts as he caps a nearly 40 year career as the host of Agriculture Today

June 10, 2022
Summer Forage Risk Management

Risk management economist Jenny Ifft and forage agronomist John Holman of K-State team up to talk about summer annual forage production and managing the risk associated with raising those forage crops: they discuss the agronomic factors at work in planting and growing forage this year, and which of those most greatly impact yield risk and go over the basics of the USDA'S Annual Forage Insurance program and how producers can use that coverage to mitigate that risk.

June 7, 2022
Economic Forces Causing a Surge in Diesel Prices

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl breaks down the economic forces that have caused diesel prices to surge dramatically, and why there's such a price disparity between diesel and gasoline, as well as when that gap might narrow...this from a recent economic analysis he put together on diesel, gasoline and oil prices.

May 27, 2022
Livestock Forage Availability Items

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about two topics related to livestock forage availability, both of which she has now highlighted on the web site:  the USDA's Livestock Forage Disaster Program, which provides payments to qualified livestock producers whose forage resources have been decimated by drought...and a new hay inventory calculator tool that she has put together for producers to gauge their expected cow herd forage needs and hay availability.

May 26, 2022
K-State's Service to Agriculture

An extended conversation with the president of Kansas State University, Richard Linton, about his early efforts to gather feedback from agriculture leaders and stakeholders in Kansas on K-State's role in support of agriculture as a leading land-grant institution...on part one, he outlines a nine-day listening tour he’ll be taking to western and southeast Kansas in June, where he will meet with agricultural interests and conduct open forums to hear input from producers and rural Kansas dwellers.  He also talks about his just-announced initiative to modify the university's strategic plan toward K-State becoming what he terms a "next-generation land-grant institution" and he explains what that might entail.

May 24, 2022
A Growth in Non-Traditional Agricultural Financing Sources

Three features this week on non-traditional agricultural financing, and its rising prominence in the agricultural lending field.

1) K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft and Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer talk about the various sources of non-traditional financing and the degree to which they're claiming a greater share of the agriculture credit market.

2) Based on a series of studies recently conducted by a team of agricultural economists from several leading land-grant universities, K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft is joined by agricultural economists Brady Brewer of Purdue and Brian Briggeman of K-State for a look at the likely impact of current economic inflation and rising interest rates on the supply and demand for non-traditional farm loans.

3) The final segment of this week's series on the growth in non-traditional agricultural financing, based on a new report put together by a team of land-grant university agricultural economists:  this time, K-State's Jenny Ifft is joined by Bruce Ahrendsen of the University of Arkansas, as he outlines his study of how non-traditional finance relates to USDA farm loan defaults...and Will Secor of the University of Georgia shares his research on where non-traditional creditors land in the pecking order when it comes to debt repayments in Chapter 12 farm bankruptcy cases.

May 13, 2022
Kansas Farm Income Report

An overview of the just-released report on 2021 Kansas net farm income from the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State. This is annual summary of data from KFMA member farms is considered a key indicator of the state of the Kansas production agriculture economy. The executive director of the KFMA, Kevin Herbel, is joined by area KFMA economists to break down what ended up being a record-setting year for net farm income in Kansas. Featured on part one are Jordan Steele from northwest Kansas, Lindsey Bryant from southwest Kansas, and Joni James from south-central Kansas. The second part of the discussion has observations on the farm income numbers for north-central, northeast and southeast Kansas from KFMA economists Will Feldkamp, Craig Althauser and Dillon Rapp, respectively.

May 12, 2022
Farm Debt Ratios

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses his new analysis of debt trends on Kansas farms, based on over 45 years of Kansas Farm Management Association data. He compared debt-to-asset ratios over those years to the most recent ratio as an indicator of farm solvency, saying that while most farmers are in good shape right now, any major downturn in farm asset values could quickly become problematic for producers.

May 10, 2022

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