11 Results for 'Kansas State University'

PR – ADOPTION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

Abstract Precision agriculture technologies have been available for adoption and utilization at the farm level for several decades. Some technologies have been readily adopted while others were adopted more slowly. An analysis of 621 Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) farmer ...Read More

PR – ADOPTION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

Abstract Agricultural loan delinquency rates cannot be fully explained just from an examination of farm profitability. During a period from 2009 through 2010 the agricultural loan delinquency rate nearly doubled in the United States, while at the same time farmer ...Read More

PR – USING THE FINANCIAL RATIOS ROA AND ROE TO PREDICT FARM LOAN DEFICIENCY RATES

Abstract: Economic theory suggests that farms will experience increasing economies of size up to some number of hectares. After that, there is likely a range of hectares where economies of size are constant before starting to increase. Finding that range ...Read More

PR – ESTIMATING THE MOST EFFICIENT FARM SIZE FOR CROP PRODUCERS

Abstract: Machinery is an important asset class on grain farms with the typical Kansas farm owning $400,000 of machinery. Because farm machinery is expensive and costly to operate, farms have incentives to monitor and control their machinery purchases. However, farm ...Read More

PR – AN EXAMINATION OF MACHINERY COSTS AND MACHINERY INVESTMENT IN KANSAS

Abstract: Proper sizing of harvest equipment has concerned farmers and lenders since advent of mechanized agriculture. Under-equipped farming operations may not be able to harvest crops without yield and/or quality penalties. Over-equipped farming operations expose themselves to unnecessary expenses. Uncertainty ...Read More

PR – HARVEST EQUIPMENT CAPACITY SELECTION CONSIDERING WEATHER UNCERTAINTY IN KANSAS

Every year, some farmers will do better than other farmers. Whether by luck, better management, more rainfall, a different enterprise mix, etc., a subset of farmers will be more profitable than another subset of farmers. However, over a period of ...Read More

PR – Are The Most Profitable Farms Consistently The Most Profitable

The purpose of this paper was to examine the financial performance of a sample of crop/beef cow farms using the operating profit margin ratio and farm growth as relevant measures. Farms were divided into four performance categories: low profit/low growth; ...Read More

NPR – Financial Performance Configurations (p145-150)

This paper examines scope efficiency for a sample of crop and beef farms in Kansas. Scope and economic efficiency were estimated for each individual farm using the nonparametric approach. Average scope efficiency was 0.25 indicating that joint production of crop ...Read More

PR – Measuring Scope Efficiency For Crop And Beef Farms (p245-253)

The purpose of this paper was to develop recommendations for benchmarking. The operating profit margin ratio and the asset turnover ratio were the chosen benchmarks. These ratios were computed for each farm in the data set using one-year average data ...Read More

CS – Benchmarking Recommendations Using A Sample Of Kansas Farms

The objective of this study was to examine the relative cost efficiency of no-till farms in central Kansas. Data from the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) for farms that have adopted a no-till production system and for farms with a ...Read More