KSRN Radio Interviews

Title Author Date Downloads
Agricultural Law Update

Agriculture law and taxation professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law goes over several things that prospective​ buyers of farmland should look into before making the purchase, to assure there are no liabilities or undisclosed legal commitments attached to that property...he goes over some examples.

November 24, 2021
Weekly Cattle Market Report - Glynn Tonsor and LMIC

Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers his take on the "staying power" of the current rally in the fed cattle market, and he talks about whether rising retail beef prices will eventually take a toll on domestic beef demand.

November 22, 2021
Weekly Grain Market Outlook - Dan O'Brien

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about another good week for the wheat market, and a so-so week for the feedgrain and oilseed markets...and he'll remark on whether the markets in general have hit a ceiling…during his weekly observations on the grain market trends.

November 19, 2021
2022 Kansas Crop Budgets

K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses the new set of K-State crop budgets that will be available later this week for you producers to use in planning your 2022 crop production...he talks about how these budget numbers serve as a guide to the likelihood of profitability from a given crop, broken down by region of the state...he also notes how recent sharp hikes in input costs have been factored in.

November 10, 2021
Pasture Risk Insurance

K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft discusses how the USDA's Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance coverage works, and its performance as a risk management tool for livestock producers in times of drought. The deadline for enrolling in PRF coverage for 2022 is December 1.

November 9, 2021
Kansas Cattle Feeding and Processing Readiness

K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin and visiting researcher Enil Serrano from Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras talk about their current study of the Kansas cattle feeding and processing industries and how well they would function in the event of a major natural disaster...whether they are prepared to keep beef moving to consumers and what bottlenecks might occur.

November 8, 2021
Farm and Ranch Transition

K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about a new service that the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics will be launching at the first of the year...the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition:  it will provide various forms of advisory assistance to retiring producers and beginning farmers in successfully facilitating the succession of a farm or ranch operation.

November 1, 2021
Impact of Economic Inflation on Agriculture

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses the current concerns over economic inflation in the U.S. and what it means for the agricultural sector, particularly when it comes to the outlook on interest rates...he also talks about what the stock market is saying about the duration of this inflationary trend.

October 29, 2021
The Anatomy of Cooperatives

The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, and the chief executive officer of the Kansas Cooperative Council, Brandi Miller, reflect on the state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas as another crop production year comes to a close, and they go over the seven principles by which cooperatives operate. 

October 26, 2021
Special Podcast - Grain Market Outlook Forum

A recording of a special Grain Market Outlook Forum that was held as part of the Commodity Tailgate event at Kansas State University on Saturday, October 16, at the International Grains Program Center on the campus.  It featured:

K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone on the macroeconomic forces at work currently and their impact on the grain markets.

The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, commenting on the current dynamics of international grain trade and some of the issues at hand, including extremely high overseas shipping rates.

K-State grain market economist Dan O’Brien, discussing domestic grain supply and demand factors presently influencing grain prices afforded to producers.

October 16, 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
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

Recent Videos

Title Author Date Downloads
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - October 29, 2021

October 28, 2021
Carbon Credit Markets: Current Opportunities and Future Prospects

Presented to AGEC 410: Agricultural Policy course, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. 

October 26, 2021
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

Newsletters, Podcasts and Blogs

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

Recent episodes:

Episode 187: November 26, 2021 - Record keeping, weaning transitions: free hay, product handling, research round-up

Episode 186: November 19, 2021 - Grazing crop stubble, research round-up: BRD and pain, consumer demand and cattle pricing

November 26, 2021
In the Cattle Markets (LMIC) November 22, 2021
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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