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Conservation Adoption Trends

K-State agricultural economist Jason Bergtold and student researcher Calder McCollum talk about the results of their in-person survey of Kansas farmers about their views on conservation practices, and what leads them to adopt, or not adopt, conservation measures in their crop production...they focused on four areas: continuous no-till, crop rotations, cover crops and variable rate input applications.

September 16, 2021
The Quality of a Carbon Credit

K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks and graduate researcher Micah Cameron Harp discuss their new analysis carbon credit markets, and the economic opportunities at hand for agricultural producers...they look specifically at what determines the "quality" of a carbon credit, and how a value is attached to that credit...​this information was shared at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

September 15, 2021
Cow-Calf Producers Trends in Kansas

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell and Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Hannah Shear discuss their extensive survey of cow-calf producers in Kansas, seeking out trends in cow-calf management and economic performance...they centered on several aspects of herd management, including calving time, calf preconditioning, breeding programs and herd feeding.

September 14, 2021
Farm Machinery Depreciation

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses farm machinery investments, and how accelerated depreciation methods affects producers' approaches to those investments...that was the subject of a new study that he covered at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference, and it generally showed that Kansas producers have made good machinery purchase decisions over the past several years.

September 2, 2021
Cooperative Economic Health

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, looks at the economic state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas currently, drawing from discussions at the recent K-State Cooperative Leadership Symposium...he reports that the cooperative system is in a good place economically right now, but at the same time is positioning for any downturn that might be coming in the agricultural economy.

September 2, 2021
Renting to Young Farmers

K-State agricultural economics graduate researcher Chelsea Arnold talks about her in-depth study of farm landowners’ willingness to lease crop and pasture land to younger agricultural producers who need rented ground to stay in operation...she spoke on these findings at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

August 31, 2021
Outlook on the Ag Economy

From the K-State Risk and Profit Conference, former Ohio State University agricultural economist and current analyst with the Kernmantle Group, Matt Roberts, discusses his long-run positive outlook for the agricultural economy, and how ethanol production fits into that equation

August 20, 2021
Implications of Proposition 12

From the Washburn University School of Law, professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen takes a close look at the state of California's "Proposition 12" statute, which he says has broad implications not only for the pork industry, but for all of production agriculture in this country...he offers his thoughts about future court challenges to this provision. 

August 18, 2021
International Grain Status

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his monthly outlook on U.S. grain exports, based on the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released last Thursday...he comments on the reported tightness in global wheat supplies, and offers his latest thoughts on building grain sales to China back up.

August 17, 2021
Cropland Lease Rates

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about his new estimates of non-irrigated farmland lease rates for each county in Kansas...he drew upon several informational sources, including Kansas Farm Management Association data, to come up with average rental rates for dryland crop ground, which he says is very useful information as tenants and landlords negotiate leases for the next cropping season.

July 29, 2021
Irrigated Farm Lease Arrangements Survey

The director of the Land Use Survey Center at K-State, Leah Tsoodle, invites crop irrigators, landlords and tenants alike, to take part in a new survey of irrigated farm lease arrangements. The information gathered by this survey will serve as a highly valuable resource in future lease negotiations.

July 28, 2021
Farm Employee Management

The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, reviews the results of a new survey conducted by the KFMA of farm employee management practices in Kansas:  the trends in wages, benefits and total compensation provided to farmhands, related to the experiences and skill sets of individual employees. He also breaks down the specific kinds of benefits and wages that Kansas farm employees earn and talks about how this information can be useful for farmers with an employee workforce as well as those looking to hire employees for the first time.

July 27, 2021
“Right-to-Repair” Initiative

K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin discusses the ongoing issue of high-tech farm machinery repair, and farmer access to on-board machinery diagnostic information. This has been wrapped into a new administrative "right-to-repair" initiative, which he says has several perspectives to consider.

July 21, 2021
Risk and Profit Conference

K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewelyn has the details on the 2021 K-State Risk and Profit Conference, set for mid-August on the campus. He talks about the numerous contemporary topics that will be covered there, for the benefit of producers and others who attend. 

July 19, 2021
USDA Grain Numbers

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, reviews the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released yesterday, and what it says about international grain trade prospects...he says the numbers on world wheat production and available stocks are the headliner of this report.

July 13, 2021
Updated Estimates on ARC-County Crop Program

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that K-State's county-level estimates on ARC-county crop program payments for 2020 production have just been updated...she'll tell how to access those via an interactive map found at the AgManager.info web site.

July 7, 2021
Financial Benchmarking Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about using financial ratios for benchmarking the economic performance of one's farm or ranch operation...she has just updated K-State's benchmarking tool that allows producers to compare their financial status to that of peers around the state, using the very latest Kansas Farm Management Association data.

June 24, 2021
Forage Insurance Options

K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft discuss the various options for livestock producers to insure their forage resources through the USDA's Risk Management Agency...and what producers need to do to take advantage of those in the case of adverse weather conditions.

Related podcast from Dr. J's Beef: https://drjsbeef.libsyn.com/forage-risk-management-programs or https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/drjsbeef/Episode_4_prf.mp3.

June 16, 2021

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