KSRN Radio Interviews

Title Author Date Downloads
Projecting USDA Wheat Program Payments

Art Barnaby explains why his projections exceed what wheat growers are seeing at their local elevators.

September 2, 2016
Non-CRP Options

Mykel Taylor discusses economic considerations on using that acreage for either cropping or grazing.

September 1, 2016
Kansas Ag Economy in 2016

Allen Featherstone uses KFMA data to identify trends in farm debt volume, debt repayment capacity, debt-to-asset ratios, land value expectations, and the ability of the USDA farm "safety net" to provide financial relief to producers amidst continuing low grain prices.

August 31, 2016
Long-Range Grain Prices

Bill Tierney of AgResource Company (and formerly of K-State) talks about what will have to happen to change that prices from falling lower.

August 23, 2016
Moving From Crops-Only To Crop-Cattle Operation

Dustin Pendell goes over new information based in recent trends in the commodity markets, to be presented at today's K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

August 18, 2016
Working Capital

Beth Yeager looks at why it's crucial for agricultural producers to keep tabs on that during this downturn in the agricultural economy.

August 12, 2016
Cash-To-Futures Wheat Price Convergence

Art Barnaby explains why it is impacting USDA program payments and crop insurance coverage for wheat.

August 12, 2016
Changing Consumer Trends

Melissa McKendree discusses her study of changes at the retail level of the beef production chain, and how those are impacting beef producers upstream economically.

August 8, 2016
Cropland Rental Rates

Mykel Taylor talks about adjusting cropland rental rates amidst the ongoing slump in grain prices, and about expectations for Kansas farmland values moving ahead.

August 3, 2016
Daily Projection of County Loan Deficiency Payments - Art Barnaby

Art Barnaby informs wheat producers of this new service at

July 29, 2016
Maximizing Economic Returns on Cover Crops - Robin Reid

Robin Reid talks about navigating the struggling farm economy and maximizing economic returns on cover crops, part of her presentation at August 2016 Risk and Profit Conference.

July 28, 2016
Precision Planter and Yield Monitor Technology Workshops - Ajay Sharda and Terry Griffin

Ajay Sharda and Terry Griffin look ahead to August events at K-State covering precision planter technology and yield monitors.

July 27, 2016
Pasture and Forage Insurance - Monte Vandeveer

K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about his analysis of insurance products available to cattle producers to cover pasture and forage production that have been made available on a pilot basis to Kansas producers.

July 25, 2016
USDA Loan Deficiency Payment for Wheat

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks more about the possibility of Kansas wheat producers capitalizing on the USDA loan deficiency payment, if local wheat prices once again fall below the trigger rate. 

July 20, 2016
Automated Boom Height Controls

Precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda and cropping systems economist Terry Griffin of K-State talk about automated boom height controls on field sprayers.  

July 12, 2016
USDA Marketing Loan Program

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby reminds wheat producers of how the USDA marketing loan program works, now that wheat prices in many counties have dropped below the loan rate, triggering eligibility for loan deficiency payments on wheat for the first time since the early 2000s.

July 8, 2016
Brexit and U.S. Agriculture

K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers his take on the decision by Great Britain to exit the European Union and the ensuing impact on U.S. agricultural trade. 

July 6, 2016

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