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Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on an extremely strong week for corn and grain sorghum exports, and on the prospects of that bolstering recently-falling grain sorghum basis bids at local Kansas elevators, as part of his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

April 16, 2021
Agricultural Law Update

Professor of agricultural law and taxation at the Washburn University School of Law, Roger McEowen, discusses farmland leases – something he recently covered on his blog.

April 14, 2021
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment... in addition to reviewing last week's market trends, he talks about the new CME boxed beef index, which was launched just a few weeks ago: what it is and how it can be a useful indicator of market direction for cattle producers.

April 12, 2021
New Farm Management Decision Tool

Terry Griffin talks about a new farm management decision tool from K-State that's built around historic farmland values in Kansas and across the continental U.S. He says this can be useful in an assortment of ways, including determining the stepped-up basis value of farmland for land transaction purposes.

April 6, 2021
Agricultural Technology and Productivity Growth

K-State agricultural economists Beth Yeager and Terry Griffin share highlights from a presentation they've prepared for an upcoming symposium being hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in May:  they've pulled together information on how agricultural technology and the use of data will affect agricultural productivity growth in the future, based on their extensive research on technology adoption trends on the part of producers.

April 6, 2021
Pandemic Assistance for Producers

Robin Reid and Farm Service Agency program specialist Todd Barrows explain what producers can expect from the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative and what they need to do to get it.

April 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
International Grain Market Update

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his monthly perspectives on the international grain market scene, following the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report...he talks about the general tightness in global corn and soybean stocks, the growing demand for wheat as a feedgrain, and the latest take on China's grain demand.

March 11, 2021
Time to Make Program Changes

K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about the circumstances that might lead crop producers to make last-minute changes in their ARC/PLC selection for 2021 crops. She points to the concerns about the state of the winter wheat crop, as well as worries about a dry growing season for row crops, as the catalyst for possibly reconsidering one's ARC/PLC election, and she goes over what the numbers say about which is more beneficial.

February 25, 2021
Grain Farm Expenses

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendhal covers his brand-new analysis of Kansas grain farm expenses trends. He used 42 years of Kansas Farm Management Association Data to identify trends in machinery, seed, fertilizer and herbicide, interest payments, and other expense categories. He says this is a good indicator of where producers should concentrate their cost management.

February 25, 2021
New Decision Tools for Producers

K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft talks about new tools from K-State that will help crop producers assess the two relatively new coverage options they can consider for the 2021 production year:  the supplemental coverage option and the enhanced coverage option...these tools provide useful information as the deadline for enrolling is coming up soon.

February 24, 2021
Plant-Based Proteins and Beef Demand

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor tells of a brand-new study he co-authored, which investigated the impact of plant-based protein products on consumer demand for beef in the U.S. This was done by way of a national survey, and it measured the preferences of traditional meat consumers and alternative diet consumers In general, beef scores very well in the majority of the findings.

February 18, 2021
Fertilizer Price Projections

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his just-released projections on fertilizer prices for the 2021 crop production year...he uses an economic model he developed a couple of years ago, based on the direction of corn and oil prices, that he says are better predictors of fertilizer prices than natural gas prices.

February 17, 2021
World Grain Report

Guy Allen takes a deep dive into the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released this week. He talks about tightening wheat, soybean and corn stocks in the U.S. and globally, and the expected impact of South American new-crop supplies coming onto the market, and lends his perspective on China's demand for grain imports, largely fueled by its expanding livestock production sector, and how long that demand might be sustained.

February 11, 2021
2021 Net Farm Income Projections

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses his just-released early projections on net farm income in Kansas for 2021, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...within that, he talks about the outlooks on yields, prices, production expenses and government payments he used to come up with this income forecast.

February 9, 2021
Oil Price Trends

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl offers his outlook on oil price trends in 2021, and the ensuing impact on the gasoline and diesel prices that farmers will be dealing with...he says that the rate that those prices increase will depend on how quickly the oil industry recovers from the market damage caused by the pandemic.

February 3, 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
Spring Crop Insurance Decisions

K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft looks at the factors affecting row crop producers' crop insurance decisions this spring, and how two new options might figure in:  the supplemental coverage and enhanced coverage options. She reviewed these alternatives in a K-State Risk-and-Profit session this week.

January 29, 2021

Recent Videos

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USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers
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March 31, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 12, 2021
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March 12, 2021
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2)
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October 8, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 25, 2020
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September 25, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 28, 2020
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August 28, 2020
The Global Wheat Market
Wheat Production Bubble Chart
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August 24, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 21, 2020
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August 21, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 14, 2020
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August 14, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 28 Update
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July 31, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 24, 2020
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July 24, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 21 Update
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July 23, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 17, 2020
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July 17, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 14 Update
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July 16, 2020
Corn and Grain Supply and Demand Webinar - MEA Region

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July 13, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - July 7 Update
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July 9, 2020
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2020
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July 2, 2020
Analysis of the IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Model - June 30 Update
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July 1, 2020

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

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

Recent episodes:

Episode 155: April 16, 2021 - News update, BVD, summer pasture utilization, listener question

Episode 154: April 9, 2021 - Impact of Grazing Season, AI Synchronization, Cow Depreciation, Hair Shedding

 

April 16, 2021
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) April 12, 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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