Allen Featherstone

Finance, Macroeconomics, Production Economics
Department Head, Professor, and Director of Master in Agribusiness program

Kansas State University

Allen M. Featherstone was appointed at Kansas State in 1986 and now serves as department head.  As a leading agriculture finance scholar, he has studied land markets, investment decisions, mergers in the financial services industry, the probability of agricultural loan default and loan loss severity, the influence of taxes on farmland, and alternative federal tax systems. His production economics research has investigated issues such as ground water allocation in irrigated crop production, comparison of returns under alternative tillage systems, the costs of risk, interactions of weather soils, and management on corn yields, analysis of the returns to farm equity and assets, and analysis of the optimizing behavior of Kansas farmers, examining the stability of estimates using duality, and examining the application of a new functional forms for estimating production relationships.

341B Waters Hall Manhattan , KS  66506
Phone: (785) 532-4441
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Documents & Presentations by Allen Featherstone
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The Effects of Section 179 Deductions and Bonus Depreciation on Farm Financial Ratios August 1, 2021
Ag Property Valuation

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses the process of determining agricultural property valuation for property tax purposes in Kansas, and how landowner net income is factored into that calculation...he presented a webinar on the topic last week, and offers his expectation for agricultural property values coming out of 2021.

May 26, 2021
Property Valuation of Ag Land in Kansas - Webinar
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May 19, 2021
Kansas Farm Land Values Webinar
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May 12, 2021
Summary of Health Care Costs on KFMA Farms 2010-2019
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October 21, 2020
Summary of Health Care Costs on Kansas Farm Management Association Farms 2010-2019 October 19, 2020
Current State of US Grain Exports

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone offers his perspective on the state of U.S. grain exports, highlighting the growing reliance on China as a customer, and what it suggests about the longer-term outlook for the U.S. agricultural economy. He addressed these topics at K-State's Agricultural Lenders Conference earlier this week.

October 2, 2020
The Global Wheat Market
Wheat Production Bubble Chart
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August 24, 2020
Current Trends in Agricultural Lending

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses current trends in agricultural lending, especially as impacted by the economic effects of the's the theme of his presentation later today as part of K-State's 2020 Risk and Profit Conference, which will be presented on line and is still taking registrations.

August 10, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 28 Update
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July 31, 2020