KSRN Radio Interviews

Title Author Date Downloads
Producers and Packers Direct Marketing Agreements

Ted Schroeder discusses direct marketing agreements in light of the latest rules proposed by the USDA's Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration.

October 19, 2016
Winter Grazing Opportunities

From the recent K-State Ranching Summit, Dustin Pendell and Mykel Taylor promote the idea of cow-calf operators and crop producers partnering on herd grazing arrangements using crop residue, cover crops or winter wheat pasture, for mutual economic benefit, going over cost-to-return budgets.

October 13, 2016
Technology Decisions

Jason Bergtold, Terry Griffin and Noah Miller discuss tech trends identified in 17 years of KFMA data.

October 11, 2016
ARC and PLC Payments

Art Barnaby reports the USDA numbers and cap considerations when claiming a loan deficiency payment on this year's crops.

October 5, 2016
Managing Family Farm Expenses

Gregg Ibendhal talks about recent trends in such expenses on Kansas farms based on KFMA data.

September 22, 2016
Farm Finance Status App

Robin Reid talks about a first-of-its-kind on-line tool she  created that allows producers to benchmark their financial status in comparison to peer operations around Kansas.

September 16, 2016
Ag Lenders Conference

Rich Llewelyn previews the early October meeting which will focus on the financial credit challenges facing lenders and producers during the agricultural economy slump.

September 14, 2016
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

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