KSRN Radio Interviews

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Diesel Price Trends

Gregg Ibendahl goes over his latest analysis of diesel price trends, and when those prices tend to reach their highs and lows during the calendar year. He also offers his updated forecast on diesel prices for the remainder of 2018. 

April 10, 2018
County Government Fiscal Trends

Rebecca Bishop, in the Office of Local Government, talks about new information on statewide county government fiscal trends in Kansas over the last decade, and on individual county expenditure and revenue trends in 2017. This information can be used by county policy-makers and their constituents in making fiscal decisions going forward. 

April 5, 2018
Agricultural Land Values

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about agricultural land value trends in Kansas and the updated report on county-by-county land values that she'll be presenting at a special webinar hosted by K-State later this month.

April 3, 2018
Precision Ag "Down Under"

K-State precision agricultural engineer Terry Griffin reflects on his recent assignment in Australia, where he met with leading agricultural producers in the state of Victoria and learned about their adoption of precision agriculture technology and their approaches to data management. He tells of things he picked up that would potentially interest producers here in Kansas.

March 22, 2018
Winter Wheat Predictions

K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about a new economic model that he has put together which uses weekly USDA crop condition report information to predict the final yield of the state's winter wheat crop...he'll be updating that prediction as new reports come in this spring. 

March 15, 2018
Crop Insurance

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers final thoughts on enrolling 2018 summer field crops in crop insurance, stressing that paring back on coverage as a cost-cutting move is not a good idea. He also comments on what producers were saying about the future of the crop insurance program at the series of Farm Bill Forums co-hosted by K-State in recent weeks. 

March 15, 2018
Farm Bill Discussions

University of Nebraska agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben has the latest on the possible adjustments to the commodity and conservation titles in the new farm bill, and what producers are saying about those at the series of Farm Bill Forums being conducted by K-State and U-N-L this week and next.

March 2, 2018
Career Plans for Grain Marketing Graduates

K-State agricultural economist Keith Harris talks about his studies of food production systems in the U.S., and a couple of research projects he's conducting...including one that is evaluating what college students in the field of grain marketing and merchandising are looking for as they embark on their careers.

February 28, 2018
2018 Farm Bill Forums

K-State agricultural economists Mykel Taylor and Art Barnaby offer their latest takes on some of the likely points of debate in the 2018 Farm Bill, which will be addressed in the series of Farm Bill Forums being conducted over the next two weeks in Kansas and Nebraska, co-hosted by K-State and the University of Nebraska.

February 27, 2018
Family Living Expenses

K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about trends in Kansas farm family living expenses, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data. He reports that adjustments in those expenditures tend to lag behind the shifts in net farm income, saying that farm families need to watch this expense category very carefully this year. 

February 20, 2018
Crop Insurance Premiums

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby comments on the administration-proposed cuts to the crop insurance program and the ensuing impact on coverage and he talks about why crop insurance premiums on corn and soybeans may be lower this year for farmers in lower-risk counties.

February 14, 2018
Farm Bill Forums

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor and University of Nebraska agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben discuss the early talking points on the 2018 Farm Bill, as they preview a series of Farm Bill Forums to be co-hosted by K-State and UNL in the coming weeks in Kansas and Nebraska.

February 6, 2018
Beef Demand Study

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor summarizes the research findings that he reported at the national cattle producers' conference last week on the determinants of beef demand. This was a beef checkoff-funded study of the factors that are currently influencing demand, and the results revealed that factors other than retail price have a greater impact on consumer beef demand.

February 5, 2018
Cattle Feeding Risk

K-State livestock economist Ted Schroeder and undergraduate researcher Justin Bina talk about their new analysis of live cattle options trading over the past 15 years...their work shows how the volatility patterns in that trading can be used by cattle feeders to estimate the price risk they're undertaking in feeding cattle at any given point.

January 30, 2018
Managing Production Costs

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone looks at Kansas farm profitability trends over the last few years, based on Kansas Farm Management Association numbers, as a harbinger of what that profitability may look like here in 2018...the main difference-maker in that profitability remains a producer's ability to effectively manage costs of production. 

January 22, 2018
Farm Economics Meetings

Robin Reid and Mykel Taylor talk about what they've learned from producers at the series of Farming for the Future sessions that K-State has been hosting...with one more of those set for this Monday in Emporia.

January 17, 2018
Farm Bill Lessons

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor shares the information she and colleagues at K-State have gathered on the performance of the crop "safety net" provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, and how that may influence the commodity title content of the 2018 Farm Bill:  she looks at the various issues associated with the ARC and PLC payment set-up, and what changes might be considered there. In the second segment, she stresses the importance of preserving the current crop insurance program as a key component of the safety net. 

January 16, 2018
Tax Cut Impacts on Ag Producers and Cooperatives

K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman talks about the anticipated impact of the new federal tax cuts on agricultural producers and farmer-owned cooperatives:  he looks at the merits of farm operations converting to C-corporation status under the new provisions, and addresses the emerging issue of how the changes could influence how producers do business with cooperatives and independent agribusinesses. 

January 12, 2018

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