KSRN Radio Interviews

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

Dan O’Brien, K-State grain economist, begins the show with a grain market update. He discusses crop progress, the Brazilian corn crop and risk management.

June 2, 2023
Kansas Land Values

K-State agricultural economist, Robin Reid, discusses the new Kansas Agricultural Land Values and Trends. She says that this report provides a lot of data to people interested in Kansas agricultural land. 

May 31, 2023
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist provides a cattle market update. Lee discusses recent farm labor and cold storage reports from the USDA.

May 30, 2023
Adopting Technology in Agriculture

Today’s show begins with Tomas Nilsson, faculty member at Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, and Terry Griffin, K-State cropping systems economist. The pair discusses challenges technology faces when trying to be adopted by producers in agriculture, and discuss what Tomas has found from his research in Canada about technology adoption in agriculture. Terry provides insight on Canada’s similarities to Kansas.

May 25, 2023
Agricultural Law Update

Roger McEowen, K-State and Washburn law professor, starts today’s show with an ag law update. He discusses the Swampbuster Act, Grassley Amendment and the Foster Case.

May 24, 2023
KFMA Net Farm Income Summary

The show begins with Kansas Farm Management Association Executive Director, Mark Dikeman giving an overview of the 2022 KFMA Executive Summary. KFMA economists Glenn Conover, Trenton Hargrave, Lucas Sudbeck, Dillon Rapp, Clay Simons and Lindsay Bryant continue as they discuss how 2022 fared for producers in their association.

Link to KFMA's 2022 Executive Summary

May 23, 2023
Highlights from USDA’s Latest WASDE Report

Guy Allen, senior economist with the International Grain Program at K-State, highlights portions of the recent WASDE (World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates) report from USDA.

May 16, 2023
Allen Featherstone Named a Distinguished Professor

Allen Featherstone, K-State agricultural economics professor and department head, discusses being named a distinguished professor at K-State. He mentions important mentors and explains significant moments in his career.

May 8, 2023
Update on Ukraine's Agricultural Conditions

Antonina Broyaka has an update on the Black Sea region, focusing on the ongoing impacts of Russia’s war against Ukraine and shares information on the current condition of agricultural land and the ever-evolving trade dynamics at hand that highly impact Ukraine’s economy.

April 28, 2023
Understanding the Farm Bill

We continue today’s show with K-State policy specialist Jenny Ifft as she provides a brief overview of the Farm Bill and discusses the upcoming K-State Farm Bill panel taking place at the Stanley Stout Center on May 2nd from 1:30 to 2:45 pm.

April 27, 2023
Foreign Land Ownership

Today’s show begins with insight on foreign ownership of U.S. land with K-State Agricultural Economics department head, Allen Featherstone. Allen breaks down some of the concerns when it comes to foreign ownership of agricultural land, how this information is tracked, and some surprising data for Kansas.

April 18, 2023
Current Kansas Land Values and Ownership

We start today’s show with a segment on Kansas land values and ownership with K-State agricultural economist, Robin Reid. Robin shares an overview of current land values and compares the current highs to those we have seen in the past. She also shares insight on which of our neighboring states have residents that own the most Kansas land. 

April 6, 2023
The Future of Carbon Markets

We begin today’s show by continuing our conversation from last week on carbon credits with K-State post-doctoral fellow, Micah Cameron Harp, and K-State professor of Agricultural Economics, Nathan Hendricks. This week they discuss the policy surrounding carbon markets and where they see markets like this going in the future.

April 4, 2023
What Producers Should Know About Carbon Credits

We have a conversation on carbon credits with post-doctoral fellow in the Agricultural Economics Department here at K-State, Micah Cameron Harp. He begins with the basics of what a carbon credit is, how they are utilized, and what it looks like to take advantage of the carbon market as an agricultural producer, then shares insight on how credits are generated and the different factors that can impact producer return on investment in these programs.

March 28, 2023
Ethanol Outlook for 2023

We discuss ethanol outlooks for 2023 with K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien. Dan emphasizes the importance of a stable U.S. economy and our nation’s ability to travel this summer when it comes to supporting this vital industry in the Midwest.

March 15, 2023
Reflecting on One Year of War in Ukraine

Ukraine native, Antonina Broyaka reflects on the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, her journey with her children to K-State, and impacts of the war so far, then continues with discussion of the war's impacts by providing insight on the significant role of infrastructure and exports in supporting not only the agricultural industry of the war-torn country, but the entirety of Ukraine itself.

March 14, 2023
Precision Agriculture Adoption

K-State precision agriculture economist, Terry Griffin, joins us for a conversation on the rate at which technology in the world of precision agriculture is being adopted by producers. Terry highlights the more widely used tools and describes the benefits and costs with implementing these types of technologies.

February 24, 2023
Benefits of Participating in Voluntary Water Programs

Bill Golden has done extensive research analyzing the benefits for producers who participate in voluntary programs such as local enhanced management areas (LEMAs) and water conservation areas. This work has allowed producers to increase water use efficiencies and production efficiencies in ways that they never thought possible before.

February 22, 2023

Recent Videos

Title Author Date Downloads
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023
2023 Preharvest "Winning-The-Game" Grain Marketing Webinar - May Update - Slides and Recording


May 15, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023
Trends and Challenges for Black Sea Ag Markets and International Grain Market Trends and Impact of Geopolitical Conflict - Webinar Slides and Recording
Black Sea Ag Markets - Antoninia Broyaka
International Grain Markets - Dan O'Brien/Guy Allen
April 26, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 21, 2023

April 21, 2023
2023 Preharvest "Winning-The-Game" Grain Marketing Webinar - April Update - Slides and Recording


April 17, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 14, 2023

April 14, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023
Kansas Land Values and Ownership - Webinar Slides and Recording
Robin Reid: 2022 Kansas Land Values and Ownership Trends
Allen Featherstone: Foreign Investment and Land Ownership
April 5, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023
Kansas Land Values and Rental Rates - Webinar Slides and Recording
Gregg Ibendahl/Dan O'Brien: Cash Rents In Kansas

Allen Featherstone: Farmland Market Update

March 22, 2023
2023 Preharvest "Winning-The-Game" Grain Marketing Webinar - Slides and Recording


March 15, 2023
Ukraine Agriculture in Wartime: March 2023 Update - Webinar Slides and Recording


March 8, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 3, 2023

March 3, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - February 24, 2023

February 24, 2023
Managing Risk with ARC, PLC, and SCO in 2023 - Webinar Recording and Slides
Robin Reid: Managing Risk with ARC and PLC
Jenny Ifft: Managing Risk with SCO
February 3, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - January 20, 2023

January 20, 2023

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

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

Recent episodes:

Episode 266: June 2, 2023 - Processing Babies, Listener Question, Gut Health: not just the rumen

Episode 265: May 26, 2023 - Lameness, Factors impacting birth weight, Research Round-Up

June 2, 2023
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) May 30, 2023
Precision Ag in the Digital Age

A recent USDA study looks at some of the trends regarding producers’ adaption of precision agricultural methods and use of digital tools, from USDA economic researcher Johnathan McFadden and Terry Griffin of Kansas State University. A USDA podcast. 

May 16, 2023
Value of Forage Insurance During Drought

In the K-State Beef Tips newsletter:

November 1, 2022
Side-dress nitrogen applications for corn: Agronomic considerations and a new crop insurance endorsement

In K-State Agronomy e-Update:

February 18, 2022
Deep Dive - Thought Leader

In "Meatingplace" magazine, November 9, 2021. 

November 9, 2021
You may not be as financially efficient in pig production as you once thought

On "SwineIt", November 9, 2021. 

November 9, 2021
Ten Things to Know About Pasture Rangeland and Forage Insurance

Beef Tips Newsletter: 

November 1, 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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