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2020 Kansas Net Farm Income Report

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, and six association economists discuss the numbers from the KFMA's just-released 2020 Kansas Net Farm Income Report: They look at the average net farm income for the state and for the six KFMA regions, highlighting the percentage of that income attributable to government payments. And they talk about the other factors that led to a strong income year for most producers. Joining Kevin are Jordan Steele, Lindsay Bryant, Bob Kohman, Clay Simons, Craig Althauser and Dillon Rapp.

May 13, 2021
Kansas Farm Land and Income Webinar Series

K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewelyn previews a K-State webinar series for producers and others starting next week which will focus on Kansas farmland values, property valuation and farm income trends in the state.

May 7, 2021
Land Values Book Now Available

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that K-State's latest Kansas Agricultural Land Value Trends book is now available...it examines land value changes over this past year on a state, regional and county basis, and breaks the data out by way of land use:  non-irrigated, irrigated and pasture/hay land...it's a highly-valuable resource for variety of purposes.

Kansas Land Values Book 2020

April 20, 2021
Biofuels Production Expansion in Kansas

K-State agricultural economist Gabe Sampson goes over the findings of his new study of biofuels production expansion in Kansas, and the ensuing impact on land values and groundwater usage for crop production in the areas those biofuels plants are operating...his results will contribute to the conversations on biofuels policy and water conservation.

April 20, 2021
Day Suitable for Farm Work

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin talks about new data that he has put together on trends in days suitable for farm work...he explains what that represents, and how that information can be useful to producers in making long-term equipment and other investment decisions.

April 19, 2021
New Farm Management Decision Tool

Terry Griffin talks about a new farm management decision tool from K-State that's built around historic farmland values in Kansas and across the continental U.S. He says this can be useful in an assortment of ways, including determining the stepped-up basis value of farmland for land transaction purposes.

April 6, 2021
Agricultural Technology and Productivity Growth

K-State agricultural economists Beth Yeager and Terry Griffin share highlights from a presentation they've prepared for an upcoming symposium being hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in May:  they've pulled together information on how agricultural technology and the use of data will affect agricultural productivity growth in the future, based on their extensive research on technology adoption trends on the part of producers.

April 6, 2021
Pandemic Assistance for Producers

Robin Reid and Farm Service Agency program specialist Todd Barrows explain what producers can expect from the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative and what they need to do to get it.

April 1, 2021
Economic Overview

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his take on what's happening with the general economy at present, and the signals that agricultural producers should follow...in particular, he looks at the Federal Reserve Board's decision this week to keep interest rates at current levels, and at the potential for inflation in the economy and what that would mean for the agricultural sector.

March 19, 2021
International Grain Market Update

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his monthly perspectives on the international grain market scene, following the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report...he talks about the general tightness in global corn and soybean stocks, the growing demand for wheat as a feedgrain, and the latest take on China's grain demand.

March 11, 2021
Time to Make Program Changes

K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about the circumstances that might lead crop producers to make last-minute changes in their ARC/PLC selection for 2021 crops. She points to the concerns about the state of the winter wheat crop, as well as worries about a dry growing season for row crops, as the catalyst for possibly reconsidering one's ARC/PLC election, and she goes over what the numbers say about which is more beneficial.

February 25, 2021
Grain Farm Expenses

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendhal covers his brand-new analysis of Kansas grain farm expenses trends. He used 42 years of Kansas Farm Management Association Data to identify trends in machinery, seed, fertilizer and herbicide, interest payments, and other expense categories. He says this is a good indicator of where producers should concentrate their cost management.

February 25, 2021
New Decision Tools for Producers

K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft talks about new tools from K-State that will help crop producers assess the two relatively new coverage options they can consider for the 2021 production year:  the supplemental coverage option and the enhanced coverage option...these tools provide useful information as the deadline for enrolling is coming up soon.

February 24, 2021
Plant-Based Proteins and Beef Demand

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor tells of a brand-new study he co-authored, which investigated the impact of plant-based protein products on consumer demand for beef in the U.S. This was done by way of a national survey, and it measured the preferences of traditional meat consumers and alternative diet consumers In general, beef scores very well in the majority of the findings.

February 18, 2021
Fertilizer Price Projections

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his just-released projections on fertilizer prices for the 2021 crop production year...he uses an economic model he developed a couple of years ago, based on the direction of corn and oil prices, that he says are better predictors of fertilizer prices than natural gas prices.

February 17, 2021
World Grain Report

Guy Allen takes a deep dive into the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released this week. He talks about tightening wheat, soybean and corn stocks in the U.S. and globally, and the expected impact of South American new-crop supplies coming onto the market, and lends his perspective on China's demand for grain imports, largely fueled by its expanding livestock production sector, and how long that demand might be sustained.

February 11, 2021
2021 Net Farm Income Projections

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses his just-released early projections on net farm income in Kansas for 2021, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...within that, he talks about the outlooks on yields, prices, production expenses and government payments he used to come up with this income forecast.

February 9, 2021
Oil Price Trends

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl offers his outlook on oil price trends in 2021, and the ensuing impact on the gasoline and diesel prices that farmers will be dealing with...he says that the rate that those prices increase will depend on how quickly the oil industry recovers from the market damage caused by the pandemic.

February 3, 2021

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May 15, 2020
Troubleshooting Uncertain Times in the Beef Industry

Glynn Tonsor provides information for a webinar by the K-State Animal Science and Industry Department. 

May 14, 2020
Distributions to the Supply Chain and Its Impact On The Grains Market

May 14, 2020
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