KSRN Radio Interviews

Title Author Date Downloads
Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien compares current grain bids at local Kansas elevators to forward contracts on 2022 production at those same locations as an indication of market direction, and he talks about the potential market impact of the new soybean crush plant to be built in southeast Kansas.

October 15, 2021
Agricultural Law Update

Roger McEowen, professor of agricultural law and taxation at the Washburn University School of Law, and K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewlyn preview the series of Kansas Income Tax Institutes being conducted by K-State Agricultural Economics in the coming weeks. 

October 13, 2021
KSU Cow-Calf Budget Tool

K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about trends in cow-calf production costs in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...and she directs producers to a very helpful tool called the KSU Detailed Cow-Calf Budget, for analyzing an operation's potential income, costs and profitability.

October 11, 2021
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, talks about the factors that are keeping the market from trending higher, as many have anticipated. She also discusses the decision of retaining vs. selling fall-weaned calves, and what the market is signaling.

October 11, 2021
County ARC-CO Payment Rates Determined

Robin Reid discusses the USDA Agricultural Risk Coverage program payments soon to be disbursed to crop producers for 2020 crop production...she reports that the county ARC payment rates have now been determined, and are posted by way of an interactive map that can be found at She also talks about the ARC-PLC market price projections for 2022 crop production, and how that information can be useful to producers as they plan for the ARC-PLC sign up next spring.

October 6, 2021
Technology and Farm Life

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin and co-researcher LaVona Traywick of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education talk about their latest study of precision farming technology adoption...this time, they centered on how the use of technology relates to farmer quality of life, as well as the human capital on the farm or ranch...they say this information can be useful in technology investment decisions.

September 28, 2021
Cattle Marketing and Price Discovery

K-State agricultural economists Ted Schroeder, Brian Coffey and Glynn Tonsor discuss their just-released analysis of price discovery in the cattle markets, which was commissioned by the USDA: this in-depth study looked at the impacts of formula marketing agreements as they have evolved over the past two decades, as compared to the cash negotiated cattle trade. They came up with a set of recommendations on improving the flow of price information to cattle producers and throughout the beef production and marketing chain. 

September 21, 2021
Conservation Adoption Trends

K-State agricultural economist Jason Bergtold and student researcher Calder McCollum talk about the results of their in-person survey of Kansas farmers about their views on conservation practices, and what leads them to adopt, or not adopt, conservation measures in their crop production...they focused on four areas: continuous no-till, crop rotations, cover crops and variable rate input applications.

September 16, 2021
The Quality of a Carbon Credit

K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks and graduate researcher Micah Cameron Harp discuss their new analysis carbon credit markets, and the economic opportunities at hand for agricultural producers...they look specifically at what determines the "quality" of a carbon credit, and how a value is attached to that credit...​this information was shared at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

September 15, 2021
Cow-Calf Producers Trends in Kansas

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell and Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Hannah Shear discuss their extensive survey of cow-calf producers in Kansas, seeking out trends in cow-calf management and economic performance...they centered on several aspects of herd management, including calving time, calf preconditioning, breeding programs and herd feeding.

September 14, 2021
Farm Machinery Depreciation

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses farm machinery investments, and how accelerated depreciation methods affects producers' approaches to those investments...that was the subject of a new study that he covered at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference, and it generally showed that Kansas producers have made good machinery purchase decisions over the past several years.

September 2, 2021
Cooperative Economic Health

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, looks at the economic state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas currently, drawing from discussions at the recent K-State Cooperative Leadership Symposium...he reports that the cooperative system is in a good place economically right now, but at the same time is positioning for any downturn that might be coming in the agricultural economy.

September 2, 2021
Renting to Young Farmers

K-State agricultural economics graduate researcher Chelsea Arnold talks about her in-depth study of farm landowners’ willingness to lease crop and pasture land to younger agricultural producers who need rented ground to stay in operation...she spoke on these findings at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

August 31, 2021
Outlook on the Ag Economy

From the K-State Risk and Profit Conference, former Ohio State University agricultural economist and current analyst with the Kernmantle Group, Matt Roberts, discusses his long-run positive outlook for the agricultural economy, and how ethanol production fits into that equation

August 20, 2021
Implications of Proposition 12

From the Washburn University School of Law, professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen takes a close look at the state of California's "Proposition 12" statute, which he says has broad implications not only for the pork industry, but for all of production agriculture in this country...he offers his thoughts about future court challenges to this provision. 

August 18, 2021
International Grain Status

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his monthly outlook on U.S. grain exports, based on the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released last Thursday...he comments on the reported tightness in global wheat supplies, and offers his latest thoughts on building grain sales to China back up.

August 17, 2021
Cropland Lease Rates

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about his new estimates of non-irrigated farmland lease rates for each county in Kansas...he drew upon several informational sources, including Kansas Farm Management Association data, to come up with average rental rates for dryland crop ground, which he says is very useful information as tenants and landlords negotiate leases for the next cropping season.

July 29, 2021
Irrigated Farm Lease Arrangements Survey

The director of the Land Use Survey Center at K-State, Leah Tsoodle, invites crop irrigators, landlords and tenants alike, to take part in a new survey of irrigated farm lease arrangements. The information gathered by this survey will serve as a highly valuable resource in future lease negotiations.

July 28, 2021

Recent Videos

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021
Global Cost Assessment of GNSS Outage to Agricultural Productivity

Presented to "Space Environment Engineering and Science Applications Workshop" - Ionospheric Impacts: Precision Agriculture

Terry Griffin's presentation begins at 1:43:50. 

June 15, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021
KFMA 2020 Summary Farm Income Results and Projections for 2021 Net Farm Income in Kansas - Webinar
Audio only: click HERE

May 26, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021
Property Valuation of Ag Land in Kansas - Webinar
Audio only: click HERE

May 19, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
Kansas Farm Land Values Webinar
Audio only: click HERE

May 12, 2021

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

Title Author Date Downloads
Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 181: October 15, 2021 - Weaning prep, listener question, transition diet part 2

Episode 180: October 8, 2021 - Measuring cow herd efficiency, role of research in cow-calf operations, transition diets during weaning

October 15, 2021
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) October 12, 2021
The Right to Repair Broken Tech is Key to Farmers

MarketPlace Podcast: "Fixing farm equipment is no small feat, especially when the latest generation of tractors and other heavy machinery can cost a million dollars."

July 19, 2021
Farm Data Economics Podcast

Future of Agriculture Podcast Episode

February 3, 2021
Vincent Amanor-Boadu -- Food, Energy, Water, Chemistry

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

December 5, 2020
Leveraging Yield Data-Podcast

University of Nebraska-Lincoln FarmBits podcast.

November 5, 2020
Glynn Tonsor - The Meat of the Matter

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

August 21, 2020
Terry Griffin - Big Data

Dig Deep Podcast, by KSRE: Profiles of K-State Research and Extension Scientists

May 30, 2020
Focused on the Grains Blog

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