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Weekly Grain Market Outook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at how the grain markets are responding to fall harvest and winter wheat planting delays, and he looks at the historical accuracy of the USDA's October corn and soybean acreage projections, during his weekly segment on the grain prices trends.

October 20, 2017
Agribusiness and Community

K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers several key considerations incumbent upon local communities as they attempt to attract a large-scale enterprise, such as the proposed Tyson poultry production and processing complex for which three Kansas communities are currently in the running. He draws on his extensive experience as a Kansas community development adviser.

October 20, 2017
Crop Insurance Workshops

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby has more details on the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State will be co-sponsoring soon. 

October 20, 2017
Farm Payment Facts

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses what he says are misperceptions that are being publicized about USDA crop program payments, pointing to data that K-State has compiled on the recent ARC and PLC payments on 2016 production. He also previews the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State is co-sponsoring soon, in partnership with neighboring land-grant universities. 

October 17, 2017
Pasture Insurance

Monte Vandeveer talks about how the USDA Risk Management Agency's Pasture, Rangeland and Forage insurance program works, with the deadline for 2018 participation coming up soon. He shares his analysis of the likely benefits Kansas producers can expect from this coverage. 

October 16, 2017
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University covers the latest cattle market developments, including comments on a steadily-improving fed cattle trade and the current trend in premiums being paid for pre-conditioned calves at the auctions this fall. He also looks ahead to this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report. 

October 16, 2017
The State of Ag Co-ops

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, discusses the state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas and how they are adapting to the current strains on the agricultural economy...as October is designated as National Cooperative Month. 

October 12, 2017
Precision Ag Adoption

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin reports on his new study of how quickly farmers adopt new precision cropping technology, based on a survey of Kansas Farm Management Association members. It suggests that the sooner producers employ new technology, the more inclined they are to adopt the next technological advance. 

October 4, 2017
Farm Program Payments

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses the just-released information on marketing-year prices for 2016 crop production, which are being used to calculate the ARC and PLC program payments....he outlines what payments producers in the PLC program can expect in the coming days, and he comments on the expected ARC payments, although the county yield numbers have yet to be announced. 

October 3, 2017
Agribusiness Change Conference

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone looks ahead to a special conference for agribusiness leaders to be hosted by K-State at the Olathe campus in mid-October, which will concentrate on navigating the changes in the agricultural economy....he shares some of the information he'll be presenting there on today's agribusiness climate. 

September 29, 2017
Farm Data Ownership

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin discusses some of the current thinking on the ownership of farm data, and whether producers would be wise to "go off the grid" with their data. He maintains that the value of that data diminishes greatly by isolating it in an attempt to keep it private.

September 28, 2017
Calf Budget Tools

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about budgeting stocker and backgrounder calf programs, using on-line budget tools available through K-State to calculate the likely returns to those programs heading into 2018...she presented this information at K-State's 2017 Beef Stocker Field Day last week.

September 26, 2017
Hurricanes and Ag

Vincent Amanor-Boadu looks at the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma on agricultural production in the impacted areas, and the possible ripple effect for the agricultural sector in general. He says that the overall economic effect on the livestock and crop interests in this region should be limited.

September 19, 2017
Government Payment Estimates

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby announces that K-State's final estimates for Agricultural Risk Coverage payments for 2016 wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum have now been posted for producers to review, in advance of those payments being issued by the Farm Service Agency in October.

September 13, 2017
Shuttle Loading Grain Facilities

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor reports on a new study of the large shuttle-loading grain facilities now commonly found in Kansas, and how such load-out facilities influence the prices available to grain producers...this work confirmed that these do result in a premium paid to producers who market their grain through a shuttle-loading system.

September 7, 2017
Crop Insurance Caps

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor goes over K-State's new analysis of two proposed changes to the federal crop insurance program, and what those would mean for all producers who utilize crop insurance:  specifically, the suggested cap on crop insurance eligibility based on a farm's adjusted gross income, and a cap on the cost-share on crop insurance premiums.

August 22, 2017
Cattle Price Discovery

K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about his recent study of trends in live cattle negotiated prices over the past 15 years, and how prices in one region on any given week might influence prices in other major cattle feeding regions...he hopes this information will help producers and buyers more fully understand what is driving price discovery in the marketplace...he's sharing this research at the K-State Risk and Profit Conference this week.

August 16, 2017
Farm Diversification Study

K-State agricultural economist Alex Shanoyan reports on a new analysis of farm operation diversification and how it relates to the farm's financial resilience during difficult economic times...he will cover this in one of the breakout sessions at the Risk and Profit Conference this week at K-State.

August 15, 2017

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