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Farm Stress Help

The director of the Farm Analyst program at K-State, Duane Hund, talks about the financial stress situations that he's encountering as he works with farm families on analyzing their economic status...he explains how farming operations can take advantage of the services this program provides, especially in planning for next year.

November 16, 2018
Weekly Grain Market Outook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the factors weighing on the soybean market right now, and the scenarios that could lead to improved pricing opportunities for the just-harvested soybean crop...that's the focus of his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

November 16, 2018
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his insight on the cattle markets:  he looks at the trends in cattle slaughter, and how cow and heifer slaughter in particular might influence the numbers in the next USDA cattle inventory report in January...he also talks about the demand for calves for wheat pasture grazing, which still appears to be a profitable proposition.

November 12, 2018
Mid-Term Election Analysis

Ag policy specialist Brad Lubben of the University of Nebraska comments on the results of the mid-term elections, and if and how that could impact the finalization of the 2018 Farm Bill, and he talks about how the change in power in the House of Representatives might influence other agriculture-related legislation going forward.

November 8, 2018
Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program and Whole Farm Revenue Protection

K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about how the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program works, with the enrollment deadline for the 2019 growing season coming up soon. He explains how pasture and forage losses are calculated, based on grid rainfall data, and points to an on-line Risk Management Agency tool that helps a producer calculate the potential coverage payout. Also, K-State Research and Extension risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses the Whole Farm Revenue Protection program, which just might help row crop producers confronted with difficulties at harvest time.

October 31, 2018
Crop Insurance Program

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby looks at the past, present and future of the crop insurance program, and he addresses the recurring question that producers constantly bring up about which insurance option is right for them...he'll be speaking on all of this at the four-state Crop Insurance Workshops co-sponsored by K-State next week.

October 25, 2018
Agricultural Cooperatives

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, talks about the current state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas, as this is National Cooperative Month...joining us from South Africa, where he is currently studying agricultural cooperative operations there.

October 16, 2018
Crop Insurance Workshops

Art Barnaby talks about the agenda for the four-state series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State will be co-sponsoring soon, along with Oklahoma State University, Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska...the information provided at these workshops will be very useful to producers, agricultural lenders and others involved in production agriculture.

October 11, 2018
Keeping Up With the Irrigators

K-State agricultural economist Gabe Sampson reports on his new analysis of the peer effects on irrigation adoption...in other words, how a neighbor's commitment to crop irrigation would potentially influence a producer's decision to adopt irrigation practices as well:  this study was based on detailed irrigation data in Kansas dating all the way back to the mid-1940s.

October 11, 2018
Ag Lenders Conferences Preview

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about the current outlook on the commodity title of the 2018 Farm Bill as the congressional conference committee finalizes it, and she looks at land value and rental rate trends in Kansas...two topics that she'll be addressing at K-State's 2018 Agricultural Lenders Conferences next week.

October 4, 2018
Rainfall Index Insurance

K-State agricultural economist Jisang Yu talks about his new analysis of the Risk Management Agency (RMA)'s insurance program for pasture and forage managers, called Rainfall Index Insurance Program for Pasture, Forage and Rangeland (PRF-RI)...he and his colleagues examined how well the RMA’s rainfall indices explain the individual forage yield.

September 17, 2018
Forecasting Fieldwork Days

K-State agricultural economist Terry Griffin and student researcher Sara Gammon talk about an online resource they manage:  it maintains a running projection of days suitable for fieldwork in Kansas, based on weekly USDA data. They explain how producers can use this information to their advantage.

September 14, 2018
Maintaining a Consistent Farm Income

K-State agricultural economist Beth Yeager discusses her new study of the persistence of farm financial performance...using Kansas Farm Management Association data, she looked at the stability of individual farm income over a five-year span and the factors that allowed farms to consistently remain profitable over time.

September 11, 2018
Boosting Cow-Calf Profitability

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell talks about his new analysis of cow-calf profitability, based on Kansas Farm Management Association records...it shows that the gross income generated by the herd and cost management are equally important to that profitability, which is something of a new revelation.

September 10, 2018
USDA Market Facilitation Program

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers his take on who gains, and who doesn't, from the USDA's Market Facilitation Program...the trade tariff relief payments that producers can apply for this fall:  he has run a comparative price analysis for corn, sorghum, soybeans and minor oilseeds as the basis for his observations.

September 6, 2018
Commodity Futures Trading

New K-State agricultural economist Joe Janzen talks about his research background on the structure and function of commodity markets...and he looks at what low-frequency traders should know about high-frequency commodity futures trading, a topic he addressed at the recent Risk and Profit Conference at K-State.

September 4, 2018
Market Facilitation Program

The state director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, covers the details of the new Market Facilitation Program, as part of the USDA's trade tariff relief which was announced this week He lists the payment rates for the 2018 commodity production that is eligible, and the procedure for producer to follow in obtaining those payments.

August 29, 2018
Barry Flinchbaugh on Tariffs, Farm Bill and More

A conversation with K-State professor emeritus in agricultural economics Barry Flinchbaugh, which was among the sessions at the 2018 K-State Cooperative Symposium on the campus earlier this week:  among other things, he offers his insight on the long-term impacts of the current U.S. trade tariff approach, which he says will undoubtedly create inflation in the U.S. economy, and on the likelihood that the 2018 Farm Bill will be passed and signed into law before the end of the calendar year, if not sooner. 

August 23, 2018

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Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

 

Episode 31: November 16, 2018 - Stretching Hay Resources; Growth in Breeding Technologies; Drones in Agriculture; Windbreaks for Cattle 

Episode 30: November 9, 2018 - Special Guest Matt Teagarden, CEO of Kansas Livestock Association; KLA History; KLA Convention and How to Become Involved; Electronic Logging Devices in Transportation; Antibiotic Policy 

Episode 29: November 6, 2018 - Special Guest Cassie Kniebel; What is CattleTrace; Disease Traceability; Objectives of CattleTrace; Who is Participating; What Makes this Time Different

November 16, 2018
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) November 14, 2018
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