1138—Indicators of Cow Herd Expansion…Recognizing the New Kansas Master Farmer Class

  • Cow Herd Expansion
  • Master Farmer Honorees
  • Livestock Revenue Guarantees



00:01:08—Cow Herd Expansion–Agricultural economist Tyler Cozzens of the Livestock Marketing Information Center discusses the cattle markets:  he talks about two factors that relate to the prospect of cow herd expansion in the coming months:  the widening drought in the central and western U.S. and its negative impact on hay supplies, and the trends in replacement cow values as an indicator of herd growth



00:12:05—Master Farmer Honorees–The first in this week’s profiles of the six Kansas farm couples who were selected to the 2021 class of Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers, who will be so recognized in ceremonies this Friday: this program is co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Farmer magazine, and featured today are David and Sara Combes of Osage County



00:23:08—Livestock Revenue Guarantees–K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft continues her series on price risk management approaches for cow-calf producers:  this week, she gets into the finer points of USDA Livestock Risk Protection insurance by looking at how the revenue guarantee feature of the coverage works





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