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.

Aug 6, 2019

• Using soil moisture measurements as a predictor of wheat price

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Kansas frogs and toads…

00:01:30 – Soil Moisture as Price Predictor:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor and graduate researcher Noah Miller talk about using soil moisture measurements gathered via satellite as a predictor of local wheat price basis at harvest time...they explain how their economic model merges historical basis trends with moisture readings early in the wheat growing season to give producers information that would be useful in advance-marketing their grain.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber take an in-depth look at summer pneumonia in beef calves...what causes it and how producers should go about managing it...this was one of the subjects in the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Kansas Frogs and Toads:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the variety of frogs and toads found in Kansas, and why they may be under pressure from loss of habitat.


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.