Monthly Archives: October 2015

Weekly update from

In case you missed last week’s update, here are some of the highlights!


Grain Outlook Radio Program

Dan PortraitOct. 23, 2015

Dan O’Brien provides analysis and projections for the grain market.

Kansas Days Suitable for Fieldwork20150205_terry_griffin_0005

Oct. 20, 2015

Terry Griffin and Emily Carls provide updated field workdays in Kansas, both for the entire state as well as by Crop Reporting District to help farmers plan for critical machinery bottleneck periods.

In the Cattle Markets

Tonsor-colorOct. 19, 2015

“Beef Demand: Q3 Update and Broader Understanding”, by Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University.

Featured ContributorMykel Taylor

Mykel Taylor is an Extension Economist focused in the areas of crop marketing and food safety and labeling. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana and attended Montana State University majoring in Agribusiness Management. Her PhD in Economics is from North Carolina State University. Mykel has worked in extension positions at both Kansas State University and Washington State University. Some of her current research areas include measuring basis risk for cross-hedged commodities, implications of country of origin labeling on meat demand, and direct marketing strategies for urban crop and livestock farmers.


Weekly update from

In case you missed last week’s update, here are some of the highlights!

National Co-op Month Radio Interview

BrianBriggemanOct. 7, 2015

Brian Briggeman and Leslie Kaufman look to the future of the cooperative business model in Kansas as part of national cooperative month.


Farm Profitability Radio Interview

Oct. 8, 201520150205_terry_griffin_0005

Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl analyze the farm profitability numbers over time, with important observations for producers.

Connecting Livestock Producers with Recent Economic Research (CLPER)

Tonsor-colorOct. 7, 2015

Glynn Tonsor provides a newsletter with recent research articles useful for livestock industry decision makers: 1. Understanding Feeder Cattle Price Premiums; 2. Impact of Extreme Weather on Feedlot Profits; 3. Economics of Alternative FMD Outbreak Response Strategies.

Featured ContributorDan Portrait

Dan O’Brien’s interests in applied research and extension educational have been in the areas of grain markets and market structure, the profitability of alternative irrigated and dryland cropping systems and other relevant farm management topics. He is currently focusing on issues pertaining to the structure and competitiveness of local grain markets, grain transportation, bio-energy development, the economics of irrigated and dryland crop production systems, and other farm management issues of importance of Kansas farmers and agribusiness.