Monday, September 25, 2017

Members in the News: Westhoff, Gerlt, Whistance, Debnath, Schroeder, Hoang, Taylor, Parman, Brooks, Hurt, Schnitkey, and Zulauf

Pat Westhoff, Scott Gerlt, Jarrett Whistance, Deepayan Debnath, Kateryna Schroeder, and Hoa Hoang,
University of Missouri
Global farm economy seen as ‘nuanced,’ FAPRI report says
By: High Plains/ Midwest Ag Journal - September 17, 2017
The crop and biofuel projections in this report were prepared by the team at FAPRI-MU, including Pat Westhoff, Scott Gerlt, Jarrett Whistance, Julian Binfield, Deepayan Debnath, Sera Chiuchiarelli, Kateryna Schroeder and Hoa Hoang.

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Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University
Ag economist: Kansas farmland values continue to slide
By: Hays Post - September 20, 2017
“We’ve seen incredible volatility in land values in the last six years,” said Mykel Taylor, associate professor and farm management specialist with K-State Research and Extension. During that time, historic high prices were recorded in 2014-2015 followed by sliding values in 2016 and so far this year.

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Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University
Interest rates, commodity prices pressure farmers’ operating capital
By: Delta Farm Press - September 19, 2017
The last three years have seen a worsening of the calculated creditworthiness of many farmer borrowers, says Mississippi State University’s Bryon Parman — this despite loan-to-value rates remaining relatively consistent and overall credit criteria not moving much.

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Kate Brooks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska Extension seeks farm, ranch succession plan survey participants
By: KTIC - September 20, 2017
Allan Vyhnalek, farm succession extension educator; Dave Aiken, agricultural law specialist; and Kate Brooks, assistant professor, in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are the conducting the survey.

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Chris Hurt, Purdue University
Report: Livestock Farms Good For Economy Despite Opposition
By: WFYI - September 15, 2017
“Agriculture is something that we can use to generate more economic development. And there’s a reason to focus on agriculture because we have the natural resource base right here,” Hurt says. “Everyone wants to be the next Silicon Valley, but why would Indiana be the next Silicon Valley?”

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Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University
Should You Consider Margin Protection Insurance?
By: The Progressive Farmer- September 18, 2017
Gary Schnitkey, an agricultural economics professor at the University of Illinois, wrote about Margin Protection last week on farmdocdaily. Schnitkey then followed up with Ohio State agricultural economist Carl Zulauf to look at how Margin Protection works with a Revenue Protection policy.

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