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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at the pre-report estimates ahead of the USDA's planting intentions report coming out next Tuesday, and he comments on grain sorghum export business that is giving a boost to local grain sorghum prices in Kansas, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

March 27, 2020
Pasture Leasing Report

K-State agricultural economist Leah Tsoodle goes over some of the key findings of the new 2019 Pasture Leasing Arrangements in Kansas report, based on a statewide survey of landowners and tenants on the particulars of pasture lease agreements. She covers some of the trends commonly found in the state.

March 25, 2020
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he shares a new analysis of the economic damage to the cattle industry brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, and he looks at the precipitous rise in boxed beef prices of late.

March 23, 2020
Stabilizing the Economy

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman talks about the actions taken by the Federal Reserve Bank in an attempt to stem the economic slide brought on by the coronavirus, and how those relate to the economic well-being of agriculture...he comments on the prospects of those actions bringing badly-needed stability to the economy.

March 19, 2020
Agricultural Law Update

Agricultural law professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law goes over more recent court decisions of relevance to agricultural producers, including two tax court rulings...one on making an early withdrawal from a retirement account, the other on the valuation of an estate for tax purposes.

March 18, 2020
Navigating the Market Crisis

The director of the Farm Analyst program out of K-State, Duane Hund, talks about a slew of calls he and his team have been receiving in recent days from farmers about what to do amidst the market plunge caused by the coronavirus issue...he is advising producers to stay the course in their farming activities and management, and to work closely with financial lenders, vendors and others for the duration of this downturn.

March 17, 2020
USDA Farm Program Choices Revisited

K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Art Barnaby are back with more information for grain producers to consider as they finalize their USDA farm program choice for 2019 and 2020 crop production...this time, they talk about the just-released market year average price information and how it impacts the attractiveness of either the A-R-C or P-L-C program option.

March 6, 2020
Farm Program Payment Options

K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Art Barnaby go over several important considerations on making the USDA farm program payment decision for 2019 and 2020 crop production...whether to go with Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage option for individual crops; here, they'll walk through the expected general outcomes of those decisions. Reid stresses that producers who have not yet made an appointment with their local FSA office should do so now.

February 26, 2020
Ag Technology and Farm Labor

From the recent Women Managing the Farm Conference at K-State, agricultural technology specialist Terry Griffin shares some observations from a discussion forum he moderated, on farm technology adoption and how that impacts farm labor. Terry also hints at an emerging conflict between two major farm data services. Could this conflict get the attention of legislators?

February 21, 2020
Crop Production Revenue

K-State agricultural economists Kevin Herbel and Gregg Ibendahl talk about their new analysis of Kansas crop production revenue in 2019, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...they look each of the four main cropping enterprises in the state, concluding that this past year was generally profitable for crop producers.

February 7, 2020
Big Farm Data

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin looks at the ongoing issue of "big farm data":  who owns it, and to what extent do farmers want to commit to a data processing venture...he tackled those and other questions as an invited speaker at an ag data law symposium hosted by Texas A&M University last week.

February 6, 2020
Navigating Rough Waters

K-State​ agricultural economists Allen Featherstone and Mykel Taylor talk about their new article on the state of the Kansas farm economy, entitled "Navigating Rough Waters". They discuss the factors that are most greatly influencing the economic condition of production agriculture currently...most notably, land value trends and very modest improvements in net farm income the last couple of years and their thoughts on how 2020 might shape up economically for Kansas producers.

January 30, 2020
Autonomous Farming Systems

K-State ​precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin talks about the economic feasibility of autonomous farming systems, which have become the premiere topic at several precision agricultural technology conferences he has participated in this winter...he also touches upon the ongoing issue of how best to utilize and manage precision data collected at the farm level.

January 28, 2020
Farm Program Choices

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and Rich Llewelyn advise crop producers to start finalizing their decisions on which USDA farm program option they'll enroll in for 2019 and 2020 production, choosing either the Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage option. They remind about the helpful information at K-State's agmanager.info web site that producers can benefit from as they decide.

January 17, 2020
Net Farm Income Trends

K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses another economic analysis he put together, this time comparing Kansas net farm income trends over the last 10 years, from the "good years" early in the decade to the "bad years" later on. He says the numbers resemble the years preceding the farm economy crisis of the 1980s.

January 15, 2020
Farm Debt in Kansas

Gregg Ibendahl talks about his new analysis of the farm debt situation, using Kansas Farm Management Association data to identify trends in the extent of debt incurred by farmers currently...the findings tell him that producers need to be evaluating their debt status very carefully right now.

January 7, 2020
Dean Minton Looks Ahead

The dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State, Ernie Minton, talks about the college's leading initiatives heading into 2020, particularly in agricultural research and teaching facility improvement on the campus and in agricultural student recruitment.

December 20, 2019
Farm Financial Skills for Women

Agricultural economist Robin Reid and farm analyst LaVell Winsor of K-State provide another reminder about the Farm Financial Skills for Women in Agriculture workshops coming up in January and February...a series of programs to be presented locally at 32 sites around the state, with the registration deadline coming up soon.

December 19, 2019

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Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 100: March 27, 2020 - Contracted tendons in calves, Separate replacements from herd, Accounting for depreciation in a budget, Dwarfism in young calves, Gestation length and calf size, Calving timing and production efficiency, Biggest changes in beef industry, Keys to cow-calf profitability, Favorite part of the podcast

Episode 99: March 20, 2020 - Biosecurity & Risk Management, Beef Demand Index, Listener Question, Getting Bulls Ready for Breeding, Top Tips for Preparing Bulls for Breeding

Episode 98: March 13, 2020 -Dustin’s Travels, Cow-Calf Profitability, Calf Death Loss, Top Ways to Manage Death Loss in Your Herd, Protein Supplementation, Listener Question

March 27, 2020
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) March 23, 2020
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