K-State Research and Extension

Crops and Livestock>Wheat K-State Research and Extension provides the latest research-based information from all disciplines related to crop production: Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, and more. Producers can find current, objective information on topics such as variety and hybrid performance, disease and insect ratings of wheat varieties, weed science, soil testing, plant diseases, insect pests, forages, wheat, and crop price outlooks.



What Happened to all the Kansas-Grown Turkeys?

Kansas ranks around 20th in the number of turkeys raised compared to other states. That doesn’t seem too bad until you realize that 20th is still far less than 1 percent of all the 235 million turkeys grown in the United States each year. The leading states are Minnesota, North Carolina and Arkansas, according to data from the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
11/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Understanding USDA Commodity Programs Play Audio

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid breaks down the basics of the USDA commodity program decisions that grain producers must finalize in the months ahead...she offers some relatively simple rules-of-thumb when it comes to choosing between the new Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) options.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM

The Weekly Grain Market Analysis Play Audio

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about some noteworthy grain price basis relationships at Kansas elevators currently, and what marketing opportunities those might present to grain producers, as part of his weekly discussion of the grain market trends.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM

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