Brian Briggeman

Agribusiness, Arthur Capper Cooperative Center

Professor, Agribusiness
Director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center
Kansas State University 

Brian Briggeman joined the faculty in fall 2011 as associate professor of agricultural economics and director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center. Briggeman earned his Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from K-State in 2000. He received his master’s degree in agricultural economics in 2002 from Texas A&M University. In 2006, he completed his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Purdue University. Prior to K-State, Briggeman worked as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Omaha Branch.

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Documents & Presentations by Brian Briggeman
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The Impact the Russia-Ukraine War is Having on the US Agricultural Economy

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, agricultural economist Brian Briggeman, offers in-depth perspectives on the macroeconomic impact of the Russian war on Ukraine and the ensuing effect on the agricultural economy. He discusses how the Federal Reserve has responded with a scheduled series of modest hikes in interest rates, and offers thoughts on what agricultural producers can do to weather the economic uncertainty. 

March 23, 2022
Ukraine and Russian Conflict - Understanding Macroeconomic Effects

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March 7, 2022
Farm Cooperatives and Fertilizer Prices

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, digs into a new analysis his center just finished, which looked at the soaring fertilizer price situation and how it's affecting the financial state of farm cooperatives. He talks about the data he used from the last time fertilizer prices spiked, and then plummeted, in the late 2000s as a benchmark for assessing the current financial vulnerability of various-sized cooperatives. 

January 13, 2022
The Anatomy of Cooperatives

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, and the chief executive officer of the Kansas Cooperative Council, Brandi Miller, reflect on the state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas as another crop production year comes to a close, and they go over the seven principles by which cooperatives operate. 

October 26, 2021
Cooperative Economic Health

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, looks at the economic state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas currently, drawing from discussions at the recent K-State Cooperative Leadership Symposium...he reports that the cooperative system is in a good place economically right now, but at the same time is positioning for any downturn that might be coming in the agricultural economy.

September 2, 2021
Is Equity Actually Debt? The Curious Case of Cooperative Finance August 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
Farmer Cooperative Grain Storage

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, talks about trends in farmer cooperative grain storage in Kansas, based on a new survey of cooperative managers...it indicates the degree of cooperative consolidation in the state over the past few years, and the simultaneous growth in grain storage capacity...he talks about the factors behind those trends.

February 2, 2021
Trends and an Update to Grain Storage of Kansas Farmer Cooperatives | ACCC Factsheet #16

Link to ACCC Factsheet Series: http://accc.k-state.edu/research/fact_sheet_series.html

January 28, 2021
US Macroeconomy Update

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman talks about the state of the U.S. macroeconomy moving into 2021, and the associated outlook on interest rate trends. He suggests that farmers and ranchers may have an opportunity to capitalize on the expected economic conditions this year, with potential for operational investment and growth.

January 22, 2021