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7 minutes | Dec 1, 2015
Crop Insurance Cuts, What's the Deal? - Art Barnaby
Recently the crop insurance program has become the target of federal budget cuts. In this podcast University of Nebraska's Market Journal interviews Kansas State Ag Economics Professor, Art Barnaby, who explores possible cuts that could be made to the crop insurance program, which could even include eliminating the Harvest Price option. This comes after a 3 billion dollar cut in October which capped insurer's rates of return.
19 minutes | Nov 20, 2015
Farmland Leases, What Could Go Wrong - Eddie Davis
Having a farmland lease agreement based on a handshake may be an easy way to avoid paperwork, but not having a written agreement can be a sure way of opening a can of worms. This can be especially true for family members who inherit property or during times of weak commodity prices. In this podcast Eddie Davis who is a farm manager for Brown Land and Farm Management in Rayville, LA discusses the importance of having a written lease and what could go wrong with just a handshake.
6 minutes | Nov 18, 2015
Don't Cut Corners on Input Costs - Michael Gunderson
Budgeting for next year is going to be tight for many farmers due to low commodity prices and high cash rents. Some economists have even suggested cutting upwards to $100 dollar per acre. In this podcast Purdue University Ag Economics Professor Michael Gunderson suggests budgeting based on output costs instead of cutting input costs strait out.
6 minutes | Nov 17, 2015
Boom-Bust Cycles, Learning from Past Ag Markets - Allen Fetherstone
Boom bust cycles had an impact on agriculture markets in both the 1980s and 70s. Current economic indications may point to another bust ahead. In this podcast University of Nebraska's Market Journal interviews Kansas State Ag Economics head, Allen Featherstone, who discusses how financial lessons from the past may help producers get through tough times head.
4 minutes | Nov 10, 2015
Cash Rents - A Landlord's Perspective
This episode of Talking Crops comes from "Landlords and the cash rent issue" by Harwood D. Schaffer & Daryll E. Ray who are Economists at the University of Tennessee.
13 minutes | Oct 19, 2015
Talking Crops: Cutting Budgets by $100 an Acre - Gary Schnitkey
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13 minutes | Sep 16, 2015
Talking Crops: Growing Rice in the Midwest - Michael Schläppi
When you think about growing rice, Arkansas or California may come to mind. For Marquette University Associate Professor Michael Schläppi, his mind is set on growing rice in Wisconsin. In this podcast Schläppi discusses his current experiments, growing methods, and varieties he has used to bring the crop to the Midwest.
12 minutes | Aug 26, 2015
Talking Crops Podcast: Managing Sugarcane Aphids with Transform – Drew Ellis
There are still a few weeks left before grain sorghum is harvested and for some farmers sugarcane aphids may be posing a threat to yields. In this podcast Drew Ellis, Dow AgroSciences Market Development Specialist, explains proper thresholds, making effective applications, harvest aid decisions, and more.
28 minutes | Aug 19, 2015
Talking Crops Podcast: China's Role in the Global Cotton Market - O.A. Cleveland
The rise of the middle class in China has caused the cost of labor to increase. As a response, Chinese cotton production leaders have explored new options in order keep the cost down. Meanwhile, global markets are having to adjust to the devaluation of the China’s currency. In this Podcast cotton market analyst and Mississippi State University Professor Emeritus O.A. Cleveland explains how recent cultural and economic changes have shaped China’s current role in the global cotton market.
12 minutes | Jul 31, 2015
Talking Crops Podcast: Hand Pulling Palmer Pigweed - Guy Collins
Managing Palmer pigweed in cotton can be tough, especially if they escaped residual herbicides. If the weeds get too big, you’ll need to result to hand pulling because of their hardy resistance. In this Podcast, Cotton Extension Associate Professor for North Carolina State University Dr. Guy Collins explains how to hand weed properly and the problems that can ensue if you don’t.
18 minutes | Jul 22, 2015
Talking Crops Podcast: Sugarcane Aphid Dos and Don'ts - Gus Lorenz
Sightings of sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum have become more and more prevalent during this time of the year in the southeast. Sugarcane aphids have only been an issue for the past 3 years, so information on controlling them is limited. In this Podcast, we spoke with University of Arkansas’s Distinguished Professor and Extension Entomologist Dr. Gus Lorenz about some of the best and worst things you can do when it comes to managing the pest.
6 minutes | Jul 10, 2015
Talking Crops Podcast: Cotton Target Spot - Michael Mulvaney
Target spot in cotton has been found in Santa Rosa County Florida. The disease is relatively new to the southeast so there has not been much luck with fungicide control. In this Podcast University of Florida Cropping Systems Specialist Michael Mulvaney explains proper scouting and management for target spot in cotton, and the role climate plays in developing the disease.
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