1184—Comparing Farm Debt-to-Asset Ratios Over Time…The State of the Canola Crop

  • Farm Debt Ratios
  • Canola Crop Update
  • Dairy Alfalfa Insects



00:01:07—Farm Debt Ratios–K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses his new analysis of debt trends on Kansas farms, based on over 45 years of Kansas Farm Management Association data…he compared debt-to-asset ratios over those years to the most recent ratio as an indicator of farm solvency, saying that while most farmers are in good shape right now, any major downturn in farm asset values could quickly become problematic for producers


00:12:05—Canola Crop Update–K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm provides a scouting report on canola stands in Kansas, which he says have come through the winter with some drawbacks, but are looking to still produce at a good level…he’ll be talking about canola durability and advances in canola variety and hybrid development at two field days in Kansas later this week


00:23:10—Dairy Alfalfa Insects–On this week’s edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk advises dairy producers to keep an eye on their alfalfa stands for signs of accelerated insect activity as the weather has now warmed up



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