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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien sizes up the USDA's 2021 crop production and world grain supply-and-demand reports released this week, and the short- and long-term market implications of those new numbers...he also remarks on dry weather in key crop production areas around the globe as the lead market factor to watch, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

January 14, 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
Livestock Risk Protection Insurance

K-State risk management economist Jenny Ifft talks about approaches to price risk management for cow-calf operations when it comes to marketing calves...she shared information with Extension agricultural agents yesterday on how the USDA's Livestock Risk Protection insurance coverage compares to other risk management strategies in assuring that producers achieve the best payout possible for their calves.

January 12, 2022
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University weighs in on the cattle market trends and developments:  he passes along the positive news from the USDA's latest beef export sales data, and he remarks on concerns about slowdowns in beef processing at packing plants because of pandemic-related employee absenteeism.

January 10, 2022
Kansas Farm Income Projections

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his just-released estimate on Kansas net farm income for 2021, as well as his income projection for 2022, using Kansas Farm Management Association grain farm data as the basis for his calculations...he points to a sharp rise in the average income this past year, followed by an expected and significant drop this year.

January 6, 2022
ARC-PLC Selection Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid reports on her updated analysis of the returns to participating in either the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs on grain production here in 2022...the deadline for making any changes in one's ARC/PLC selection is March 15th, and she highlights the on-line tool she has created for producers to size up that choice.

January 6, 2022
Agricultural Law Update

Top Agricultural Law and Taxation Developments of 2021: Agricultural law and taxation professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses half of his list of top 10 agricultural law and taxation developments of 2021...today, he covers numbers 6-10 on the list, including a ruling on a public trust doctrine case in Iowa with important implications for production agriculture, and another on a deferred payment arrangement on grain sold to an elevator that went awry for the producer 

January 5, 2022
Farm Risk Management Training

From K-State's Department of Agricultural Economics, LaVell Winsor and Robin Reid put out a reminder about the upcoming informational sessions on Risk Management Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture, with the first session slated for next week...they go over the key topics that these will cover and how these will benefit those who participate.

January 4, 2022
Why US Wheat Export Business is Lagging

The senior economist at the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, talks about the latest USDA world grain supply-and-demand numbers, and the implications for international grain trade:  he specifically highlights what's going on with wheat, and why U.S. wheat export business is lagging and he looks at rising interest in canola and sunflowers in the international oilseed market.

December 15, 2021
An Analytical Tool to Help Farm Families

From the Farm Analyst program at K-State, LaVell Winsor talks about the opportunity for farm families to use this program to assess the financial state of their operations, and to come up with a plan for addressing areas of concern or for actually expanding the operation...the program uses a time-tested analytical tool that provides answers for producers.

December 13, 2021
New K-State President Talks Agriculture

The dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, Richard Linton, who in February will become the next president at Kansas State University...in this first segment, he talks about his background as a food scientist and administrator at three other leading land-grant universities, which he says has helped prepare him for a top leadership role at a land-grant institution; and the great stock he puts into the land-grant foundation of teaching, research and Extension. He also discusses his immediate-term and long-term aspirations for the university in service to agriculture and rural Kansas; the need for infrastructure upgrades in support of agricultural research and outreach as a priority at K-State; and the potential research and education collaboration he foresees between K-State and the National Bio- and Agri-defense Facility. 

December 9, 2021
Risk Management Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and LaVell Winsor of K-State's Farm Analyst Program have the details on the upcoming series on Risk Management Skills for Kansas Women in Agriculture...weekly sessions at over 30 locations around the state covering production cost management, crop insurance decisions, crop marketing plans and government farm programs, with an optional session on cow-calf risk management. 

December 3, 2021
Flinchbaugh Ag Policy Chair

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone reports on a recent fundraising achievement that has created the Barry Flinchbaugh Chair in Agricultural Economics:  this will support a variety of education and scholarship opportunities in the area of agricultural policy, not only for students, but for elected officials and other policy makers as well...and may eventually establish the Flinchbaugh Center for Agricultural Policy at K-State along with a high-profile lecture series in the name of the long-time national leader and educator in agricultural policy. 

November 30, 2021
2022 Kansas Crop Budgets

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses the new set of K-State crop budgets that will be available later this week for you producers to use in planning your 2022 crop production...he talks about how these budget numbers serve as a guide to the likelihood of profitability from a given crop, broken down by region of the state...he also notes how recent sharp hikes in input costs have been factored in.

November 10, 2021
Pasture Risk Insurance

K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft discusses how the USDA's Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance coverage works, and its performance as a risk management tool for livestock producers in times of drought. The deadline for enrolling in PRF coverage for 2022 is December 1.

November 9, 2021
Kansas Cattle Feeding and Processing Readiness

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin and visiting researcher Enil Serrano from Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras talk about their current study of the Kansas cattle feeding and processing industries and how well they would function in the event of a major natural disaster...whether they are prepared to keep beef moving to consumers and what bottlenecks might occur.

November 8, 2021
Farm and Ranch Transition

K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about a new service that the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics will be launching at the first of the year...the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition:  it will provide various forms of advisory assistance to retiring producers and beginning farmers in successfully facilitating the succession of a farm or ranch operation.

November 1, 2021
Impact of Economic Inflation on Agriculture

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses the current concerns over economic inflation in the U.S. and what it means for the agricultural sector, particularly when it comes to the outlook on interest rates...he also talks about what the stock market is saying about the duration of this inflationary trend.

October 29, 2021

Recent Videos

Title Author Date Downloads
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 23, 2021

Part 1

Part 2

December 23, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021
Farm and Ranch Estate and Income Tax Planning Webinar

November 30, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 29, 2021

October 28, 2021
Carbon Credit Markets: Current Opportunities and Future Prospects

Presented to AGEC 410: Agricultural Policy course, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. 

October 26, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 13, 2021

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 9, 2021

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

Title Author Date Downloads
Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 194: January 14, 2022 - Prep for calving season, water in the winter, colostrum management, supplementing with fat

Episode 193: January 7, 2022 - Sorting hay and calves, new diagnostic test for BRD, listener question

January 14, 2022
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) January 11, 2022
Deep Dive - Thought Leader

In "Meatingplace" magazine, November 9, 2021. 

November 9, 2021
You may not be as financially efficient in pig production as you once thought

On "SwineIt", November 9, 2021. 

November 9, 2021
Ten Things to Know About Pasture Rangeland and Forage Insurance

Beef Tips Newsletter: https://enewsletters.k-state.edu/beeftips/ 

November 1, 2021
The Right to Repair Broken Tech is Key to Farmers

MarketPlace Podcast: "Fixing farm equipment is no small feat, especially when the latest generation of tractors and other heavy machinery can cost a million dollars."

July 19, 2021
Farm Data Economics Podcast

Future of Agriculture Podcast Episode

February 3, 2021
Vincent Amanor-Boadu -- Food, Energy, Water, Chemistry

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

December 5, 2020
Leveraging Yield Data-Podcast

University of Nebraska-Lincoln FarmBits podcast.

November 5, 2020
Glynn Tonsor - The Meat of the Matter

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

August 21, 2020
Terry Griffin - Big Data

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

May 30, 2020
Focused on the Grains Blog

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