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K-State Agricultural Economics Newsletters Author

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In The Cattle Markets Tonsor/LMIC May 18, 2015
Grain Outlook O'Brien May 28, 2015
"Focused on Grains" Blog by Dan O'Brien O'Brien Ongoing
KFMA Newsletter or  Archives Herbel, Ibendahl, and KFMA Economists July 14, 2014
Applied Economics Policy and Perspectives (AEPP) Podcasts AAEA and K-State Ag Economists Ongoing

Position Announcements

Position Location Announcement

Program Assistant, Arthur Capper Cooperative Center New!

Manhattan, KS PDF

Extension Agricultural Economist
Kansas Farm Management Association Northeast

Hiawatha, KS PDF

Extension Assistant, Land Use Value Program

Manhattan, KS PDF

Extension Agricultural Economist
Kansas Farm Management Association South-Central

Hutchinson, KS PDF

K-State Agricultural Economics Department Theses and Dissertations (Click HERE)
Access K-State Department of Agricultural Economics Student Dissertations and Theses since 2005.
More will be added in the future. Includes M.S. and MAB theses, and Ph.D. Dissertations.

Radio Interviews

K-State Radio Network Interviews


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KSRN Livestock Market Outlook Weekly Radio Interview - Glynn Tonsor & LMIC May 26, 2015 Download
KSRN Grain Market Outlook Weekly Radio Interview - Dan O'Brien
KSRN Grain Market Outlook Materials 
KSRN Radio: Ethanol Markets Materials 
May 22, 2015
May 29, 2015
May 26, 2015

Agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen of Iowa State University reports on two recent legal developments of interest to livestock producers...one, a settlement in a court case over livestock waste applications to farmland, the other on owner liability when livestock escape onto roadways and are involved in an accident. May 20, 2015 Download
K-State agricultural economist Andy Barkley talks about new research he co-authored on the effects of warmer temperature trends during the latter part of the winter wheat growing season, and the ensuing impact on yields...he and colleagues used an economic model to measure this, which he says illustrates the economic importance of developing wheat varieties with greater heat tolerance. May 15, 2015 Download
A conversation with several area economists with the Kansas Farm Management Association, about the just-finished Kansas Net Farm Income summary for 2014...that report is considered a major indicator of the health of the Kansas agricultural economy: featured are KFMA administrator Kevin Herbel, along with economists Bryan Manny of south-central Kansas, Clay Simons of northeast Kansas, Dave Rempe of north-central Kansas, Jim Huschka of southeast Kansas, Sandy Myers of southwest Kansas, and Mark Wood of northwest Kansas. May 13, 2015 Part 1
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Iowa State University agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen covers several recent court rulings of relevance to agriculture, including a decision in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, brought by environmental activists, which he says is important to agricultural interests. May 6, 2015 Download
K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor returns to report on a new study he co-authored on the economic impacts of mandatory country-of-origin labeling on the beef and pork industries...this study is now being highlighted by the USDA as important baseline information, as the U.S. prepares for the forthcoming WTO ruling on the latest version of M-COOL. May 5, 2015 Download
K-State agricultural economist Beth Yeager discusses a farm management concept she terms "strategic risk management," which goes beyond the typical production and financial risk that producers routinely manage...a new web site has been created with informational resources about strategic risk management for producers to use. April 28, 2015 Download
Agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen of Iowa State University reports on a new court ruling out of Missouri that he calls an important win for production agriculture: it affirmed the protections that state has instituted for farmers and ranchers against nuisance lawsuits over their agricultural practices. April 22, 2015 Download
K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor reports on the trends indicated in the just-released Kansas County-Level Land Values for Cropland and Pasture report from K-State...that information can serve as a benchmark for determining land transaction prices and rental rates...she also talks about a K-State webinar taking place tomorrow which will cover that report in detail. April 21, 2015 Download
K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin discusses how precision farming data is becoming a more prominent factor in determining farmland values, saying that at some point either premiums will be paid for land with such data available, or there will be discounts for land that isn't accompanied by data. April 14, 2015 Download
Iowa State University agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen reviews a handful of new court rulings on agriculture-related cases, including a decision out of Texas on whether a senior water right trumps a specific state exemption from water use restrictions. April 8, 2015 Download
The manager of the Masters in Agribusiness program out of K-State, Deborah Kohl, talks about the next opportunity for agricultural professionals to take part in that distance education opportunity, which will be built around animal health themes. April 7, 2015 Download
New K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin talks about collecting and managing crop production data through precision technology, and what he tells producers about utilizing the technology for the benefit of their economic returns. April 2, 2015 Download
The state director of the Farm Service Agency, Adrian Polansky, offers some last-minute input for crop producers ahead of the deadline for making the choice on the farm program "safety net" options, which is next Tuesday....also, K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby reports on a change in one of the ARC/PLC decision-making tools worth knowing about. March 27, 2015 Download
Iowa State University agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen covers several recent agriculture-related court decisions, one of which is the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling earlier this month in the long-running dispute between Kansas and Nebraska over water availability from the Republican River basin. March 25, 2015 Download
Iowa State University agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen highlights two recent court decisions on disputes over zoning regulations, one involving a farm exemption and C-R-P acreage and the other involving enforcement of a city ordinance on farm ground within the city limits. March 11, 2015 Download
K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby previews a final K-State webinar for crop producers next week, on choosing which farm program safety net option to commit to as the deadline for that decision is the end of this month. March 6, 2015 Download
K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor discusses the just-posted estimates on cash rental rates for Kansas cropland for 2015, calculated on a county-by-county basis...this information is intended to help the tenant and landlord determine the most equitable lease rate for both parties, given the current economics of crop production. February 19, 2015 Download
K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid tackles several frequently-asked questions about the new commodity program options for crop producers, with the enrollment deadline just over a month away. She addresses such things as updating payment yields and reallocating acreage bases, how the irrigation designation for an individual county factors into the program choice; what appears to be the best program option for sunflower growers; and upgrades to the on-line K-State / Oklahoma State decision tool that producers can use to finalize their program decisions. February 17, 2015 Part 1

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Agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen of Iowa State University reviews two recent court decisions...one concerning a dispute over a cropland leasing agreement and the other over alleged trespass by a neighboring oil exploration company. February 11, 2015 Download
K-State livestock economist Ted Schroeder covers his latest analysis of price discovery in the cattle and hog markets, and some of the market complications resulting from the long-standing trend away from direct cattle and hog trading in favor of increased formula pricing. February 9, 2015 Download
The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, previews a special forum coming up for grain producers and grain elevator operators, which will examine the impact of railroad shuttle loading facilities on wheat price basis locally...this program will be beneficial to cooperatives which might have an interest in investing in a such a facility. February 3, 2015 Download

USDA Agricultural Outlook Conference (February 19-20, 2015)

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Link to Commodity Outlook Section


Outlook Papers and Presentations


Grains and Oilseeds Outlook Paper and Presentation

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Livestock and Poultry Outlook Paper


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