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.

May 9, 2022

  • Year-to-Date Beef Export and Import Data Looks Good for U.S. Beef
  • A Growth in Non-Traditional Agricultural Financing Sources
  • Ways to Remove Algae Growth in Farm Ponds


00:01:00 – Year-to-Date Beef Export and Import Looks Good for U.S. Beef: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University comments on the cattle market trends: in addition to recapping last week's trade, he thumbs through the latest year-to-date beef export and import data from the USDA, which again indicates that U.S. beef is in a very good position in international trade right now


00:12:00 – A Growth in Non-Traditional Agricultural Financing Sources: The first of three features this week on non-traditional agricultural financing, and its rising prominence in the agricultural lending field...K-State risk management specialist Jenny Ifft and Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer talk about the various sources of non-traditional financing and the degree to which they're claiming a greater share of the agriculture credit market


00:23:00 – Ways to Remove Algae Growth in Farm Ponds: On this week's wildlife management segment, K-State fisheries and aquatics specialist Joe Gerken follows up on the subject of farm pond algae control, this time covering ways of removing that algae growth



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.