Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Dec 22, 2021

  • Developing New and Improved Soybean Lines
  • Handling Casualty Loss Claims from Last Week’s Windstorm
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Developing New and Improved Soybean Lines: K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh provides an update on several approaches by the university's soybean variety development program in generating new and improved soybean lines for growers...among those are an attempt to dramatically speed up the breeding process using genomic selection to predict yield and seed protein performance, and efforts to ramp up heat tolerance in new varieties


00:12:00 – Handling Casualty Loss Claims from Last Week’s Windstorm: Agricultural law professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law takes a look at the tax implications of demolishing farm structures that were irreparably damaged by last week's massive windstorm across Kansas and the central plains...he goes over how casualty loss claims are interpreted by the IRS and other important details for those affected to know


00:23:00 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van Der Hoeven provides his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas


Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.