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ranchland: Kansas Farmers and Ranchers can opt for local FSA updates via email - 05/24/12 12:46 PM
Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas now have a more efficient timely option for receiving important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related information. We are now offering free online communications through our GovDelivery electronic news service. News will now be sent via e-mail right to your home or farm office or to your Smartphone – affording you immediate notification of farm program news pertinent to your agricultural operation.
QUESTIONS? – Contact your local FSA Kansas County office if you need help. Click here to access a Kansas FSA directory.
ranchland: Kansas Hay Report - state receiving rain and snow - 12/19/11 05:51 PM
The Kansas Hay Market Report was released today (early due to holidays) by the USDA and Kansas Department of Agriculture. SUMMARY: Hay trade moderate to active. Demand very strong for dairy, stock cow andgrinding alfalfa, moderate to strong for alfalfa pellets and grass hay. Most ofthe State is receiving rain at this writing. The far Western counties aregetting blowing snow, which is forecast to move across Kansas with blizzardconditions at times. Everyone is busy preparing for the storm and taking care oflivestock. Hay use and bedding will increase accordingly. For the full report broke down by agricultural districts throughout Kansas visit (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Farmland, Cropland, and Pasture Values still gaining - 09/15/11 06:59 PM
The pace of slowed somewhat but the farmland values in Kansas are still going higher according to Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City survey. The fed says that severe drought and higher input costs have slowed the land values and increase were moderate for the second quarter compared to previous values. Values are still higher than last year. Most agree that the demand will remain and keep prices higher but the tight supply of land will remain which will keep the land values at same range.
Gains during 2nd quarter 2011 for Kansas farmland versus previous quarter: Source: Federal Reserve (0 comments)
ranchland: More Kansas Counties Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program - 09/08/11 11:41 AM
From the Farm Service Agency (FSA) website Additional Counties Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program Manhattan, Kansas, September 2, 2011 – Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas, reminds eligible ranchers and livestock producers to apply under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for losses incurred during the 2011 grazing season up to October 1, 2011. Based on the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties are now eligible for LFP for native and improved grasses: Butler, Chase, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Lyon, and Woodson. The following counties previously meet the LFP trigger (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Hay Report - 08/09/11 05:11 PM
The Kansas Hay Market report is from the USDA - Kansas Dept. of Ag - Market News from Dodge City, Kansas for the full report click here. Hay trade moderate. Demand very strong for dairy and grinding alfalfa, moderate to strong for stock cow hay, alfalfa pellets and grass hay. Scattered rains across the Southern three-fourths of the State and a cool front have brought some welcome relief. More rain is needed to break the drought and prepare fields for Fall wheat planting. Corn silage chopping is in full swing, yields are down for both the grain and overall tonnage, however (0 comments)
ranchland: 2011 USDA Land Values Summary - 2010 Data changes in report from last year - 08/05/11 11:54 AM
Reading through the 2011 USDA Land Values Summary it became apparent that the 2010 numbers listed on the historical data were different than what had been actually published in the 2010 report. Looking through all the previous numbers back to 2006 they had not changed from year to year in the reports but for some reason 2010 data changed in the 2011 report. Below is two charts showing the differences in the numbers that were listed in the 2010 report vs. how they are listed in the 2011 report. It certainly effects the percent change in land values with the different (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Land Values Up Again - 05/17/11 12:11 PM
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued its First Quarter 2011 Survey of Tenth District Agricultural Credit Conditions Report and all values in Kansas are reported as being up. Surprisingly ranchland or pastureland had a fairly large increase this time as compared to previous reports where it stayed relatively flat. Summary as follows for the year through March period. Non-irrigated cropland values up approx. 24%, Irrigated cropland values up about 18% and Pasture values up approx. 11%.
Table 1 from the Survey of Tenth District Agricultural Credit Conditions First Quarter 2011 report by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
The report indicated that alfalfa production is down 32% from last year and the lowest production since 1959. Other hay production was also down at 10% below last year levels. The chart below from the Kansas Ag Dept. report shows the hay production by agricultural district.
For a breakdown of hay and alfalfa production by Kansas County view the full report.
Dry conditions continued in Kansas with high winds and still a lack of moisture in many sections of the state. The dry and windy conditions have caused burn bans to be issued in some counties. A fire in Haskell County Kansas earlier this week caused a small rural town to be evacuated. Some rain hit Eastern parts of the state but it was short lived and came with hail and strong winds. The winter wheat is 22% jointed and winterkill has been 15% or less. Corn planting is just starting (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Pasture Land for Sale - 04/05/11 05:03 PM
This property is no longer available. Visit our website for current listings http://KansasLandBrokers.com Kansas Pasture Land for Sale Type/Use: Pasture, Livestock, Recreational, Hunting, Ponds Nice location for building a country home or great for your cattle and livestock. Close to town and recreational areas including Lake Wilson and Kanapolis Lake. Fenced pasture with two ponds and rolling terrain with views. Corner of 14th Rd and Ave O just south of Ellsworth on gravel road.
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ranchland: Agriculture Land Investing in the News - Farmland Bubble News - 03/14/11 10:58 AM
If 2011 Is the Year for Agriculture Investing, Where's the Value? - It has been another interesting week for news on the farmland land value markets and this article in particular highlights some of the hype surrounding investing in farmland. Most of the funds it seems focus on timberland investment and the writer of this article said it was hard to find a good farmland investing tool. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Released its Survey of the Tenth District of Agricultural Credit Conditionswith a title Farmland Values and Farm Income Soar so that has sent the news cycle reeling again on (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Agriculture Farm Land Facts - 03/05/11 03:32 PM
The Kansas Farm Report has some interesting farm facts regarding farmland and cropland in Kansas. In 2009 there were: 28,216,064 acres of cropland, 46,200,000 acres of land in farms and 2,762,748 acres of irrigated land. In 2009 the total fertilizer sold in Kansas was 1,902,649 tons. The annual average precipitation for Kansas for 2009 was 32.32 inches of water. The average temperature in Kansas for 2009 was 53.2 degrees fahrenheit. The total acres harvested in Kansas was 21,875,800 acres (total of all crops). The number of livestock farms in operation in 2007 in Kansas were 30,000 and 200 feedlots and 95 slaughter (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Farmland Land Market Price Index - 03/02/11 10:03 AM
The Farmland Price index is a monthly index value done by Creighton University and it is number from 0 to 100 and is based up surveys of rural banks in agriculture areas including Kansas. The states in the Farmland Price Index include Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The overall reading is now 75.9 which is up again and has been going up for the last 13 months. A number greater than 50 is indication that land prices are going up. Recent Farmland Price Index for Kansas values Dec 2010 78.8 Jan 2011 77.3 Feb (0 comments)
ranchland: Farmland in the News - 02/16/11 02:06 PM
Another week of land making the news headlines. Move Over Ted Turner - there is a new big time landowner in the United States. The Land Report on Fox Business Newsfeatured Eric O'Keefe of The Land Report discussing John Malone's (Liberty Media CEO) purchase of 1 million acres of timberland in Maine. He bought the largest ranch on the market last year, The Bell Ranch in New Mexico. He started off his land purchases in Colorado in the Rocky Mountains but this last purchase has vaulted him well past Ted Turner for number of acres owned in the USA. 5 Reasons (0 comments)
ranchland: Farm Service Agency Announces a CRP General Signup Period - 02/06/11 04:43 PM
FROM the USDA: FSA Announces a CRP General Signup Period Manhattan, Kansas, February 4, 2011 - Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas, announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup March 14, 2011 through April 15, 2011. This is the second consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP signup. "Financial incentive available through CRP affords farmers and ranchers a low risk opportunity to implement a variety of conservation practices that will benefit the environment in a number of ways," said Polansky. "Over the past 25 years, CRP practices have improved water and (0 comments)
ranchland: Farmland Values in the News - 02/06/11 02:40 PM
Top stories this week from publications regarding land values, factors affecting farmland prices, pasture rents and the land market ingeneral. Healthy farm prices produce rising farmland prices from Omaha.com - Basically says the same thing that has been hitting the news wires over last few weeks, high demand for farmland, low supply of listings. The claim is that farmers have tons of cash sitting around and they are the buyers but they don't want to sell. Farmland Prices Have Risen; Total Returns close to 9% from AgWeb.com - We don't know about you but we are really getting tired of the (0 comments)
ranchland: Farmland in the News - 02/03/11 10:34 AM
The top links for farmland, land, cropland news and values for the week. Project Pasture Land Rental Rates from K-State - Check the outlook for your pasture land Prices for ag land hold steady, established orchards attracting investors. - more news about ag land being a solid investment Agricultural 2011 Outlook - university study about farm markets and farming for the year Media moguls - Malone & Turner - Acres by the Millions - who is going to own the most land after Malone purchases thousands of timberland in Maine this month? Turner or Malone - buddies, media company owners, and both share a quest for (0 comments)
ranchland: Kansas Cropland Values Rise - 11/22/10 04:38 PM
For the fourth quarter farmland values have gone up according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas city. This is for the region they cover that includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. The overall increases for the region were 6.4% for non-irrigated (dryland) cropland, and a huge 9.6% for irrigated cropland and 4.3% for ranchland. They pointed to increased demand by farmers expanding their current farming operations which is consistent with what we are seeing in Kansas. Breaking down the results and looking at Kansas it shows increases from the last quarter ranged in 4% area for cropland (0 comments)
ranchland: The Middle Ground - Farmland & Agricultural Land Values in the Great Plains states - 10/08/10 06:09 PM
There has been a lot of buzz lately about the land market. Parts of Iowa have experienced skyrocketing values in cropland; recreational land markets are stagnant and disturbingly low values have been seen in development land all across the nation. Even the overlooked sector of farmland received some major press over the last couple of months after the Annual Land Values report by the USDA was released. So where does all of this leave the average farmer or farmland investor? The housing market crash made it seem that all markets including land had been wiped out. In reality though, most land, (0 comments)
ranchland: Farmland Values in Kansas - 02/28/10 10:14 PM
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released data showing that farmland values strengthened at the end of 2009. Most types of property were up in value however ranchland was down which includes pasture and livestock grass here in Kansas. Average values for Kansas were $1331 an acre for non-irrigated cropland and $1921 for irrigated cropland but only $750 an acre for pasture. The percent annual increase for Kansas on non-irrigated was 3.1% and irrigated 2% but again ranch or pasture land was down at -7.3%. These were annual numbers and the most recent data from third quarter 2009 was more (0 comments)
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