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.

Jun 11, 2020

• An extended conversation about the potential lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S agricultural economy

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• A visit to the home garden for potatoes, onions and sweet corn…

00:01:30 – COVID-19 and Agriculture—The Long View:  An extended conversation with longtime agricultural economist David Kohl of Virginia Tech University about the potential lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S agricultural economy...he talks about how this situation has uncovered issues in the food supply chain that he believes will have to be addressed; how food and fiber consumption patterns may have changed for the long term.

00:12:50 – COVID-19 and Agriculture—The Long View (Part 2):  Continued discussion with agricultural economist David Kohl of Virginia Tech University; here, he discusses the "pillars" of economic recovery for producers and the agriculture industry as a whole. Kohl will be addressing this topic in greater detail on a free webinar next Wednesday, sponsored by the Women Managing the Farm program at K-State.

00:24:12 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:17 – Home Garden Roundup:  Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone discusses garden potato and onion harvest and storage techniques, as well as mid-season fertilization of sweet corn.


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.