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 29, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; the annual Summer Soybean Science Institute at K-State; the latest on the Kansas wheat harvest; K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather…

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.

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about what would have to show up in this morning's USDA grain supply-and-demand and crop acreage reports that would provide a positive spark to the otherwise bearish grain markets currently, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:01 – Summer Soybean Science Institute:  K-State crop entomologist Brian McCornack talks about the mission of the annual Summer Soybean Science Institute at K-State, which is concluding today:  science teachers from schools all around Kansas come in for three weeks of in-service training on all aspects of soybean production...information that they will then take back and incorporate into their classroom science teaching.

00:24:31 – Kansas Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features crop production agent Sandra Wick of the Post Rock Extension District in north-central Kansas, covering Smith, Jewell, Osborne, Mitchell and Lincoln counties.

00:33:02 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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

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.