KSRN Radio Interviews

Title Author Date Downloads
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
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

Recent Videos

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Property Valuation of Ag Land in Kansas - Webinar
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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
Kansas Farm Land Values Webinar
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May 12, 2021
US and International Grain Market Outlook and Strategies for 2021 - Webinar
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May 10, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - May 7, 2021

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Agriculture Today - Soybean and Wheat Markets - April 30, 2021

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Agriculture Today - Feedgrain Markets - April 29, 2021

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Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021
USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers
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March 31, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021
Agriculture Today - Grain Markets - March 12, 2021
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March 12, 2021
Hedging Grain Price Risk Using Options on Futures Contracts

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March 5, 2021
Managing Risk in Grain Markets - Examples and Application

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March 5, 2021
2021 Crop Insurance Choices with SCO and ECO

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March 3, 2021
Kansas Crop Cost of Production Estimates in 2021

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March 3, 2021
The Corn and Soybean Price Protection Net in Kansas in 2021

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March 3, 2021
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2)
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