Rural Report

Rural Report

Rural Report enlists experts to provide Kansas farmers and ranchers with the latest information about how COVID-19 is affecting agriculture. Rural Report is a special production of Kansas Farm Bureau in partnership with KFRM’s Duane Toews and WIBW’s Greg Akagi.




Rural Report: Update from AFBF Pres. Duvall and KFB Pres. Felts


WIBW's Greg Akagi talks with Zippy Duvall, president of American Farm Bureau Federation, and Rich Felts, president of Kansas Farm Bureau, about COVID's impact on agriculture and how farmers and ranchers are looking towards the future.

COVID's impact on Kansas primary and general elections


WIBW's Greg Akagi talks with Scott Schwab, Kansas Secretary of State, about Kansas' upcoming primary and general elections in light of COVID.

Rural Report: Statewide update on COVID's impact


KFRM's Duane Toews talks with Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam and Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, about COVID's impact on Kansas.

KFB Rural Report: Trade during COVID-19


KFRM's Duane Toews talks with Ambassador Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, along with Karyn Page, president and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, about all things trade during COVID-19.

Rural Report: Meat Shortages During COVID-19


WIBW's Greg Akagi talks with Jarrod Gillig, vice president of operation for Cargill Protein Group, and Matt Carselowey, president of the Kansas Meat Packers Association and general manager of Walnut Valley Packing LLC regarding meat shortages due to impacts from COVID-19.

Rural Report: The ethanol industry during COVID-19


Duane Toews talks with Greg Krissek, CEO of Kansas Corn Growers Association, and Derek Peine, general manager of Western Plains Energy about issues surrounding ethanol production during COVID-19.

Rural Report: COVID-19's impact on the ag input supply chain


Greg Agaki talks with Max Fisher, director of economics and government relations with the National Grain and Feed Association, and American Farm Bureau Federation's John Newton regarding COVID-19's impact on the ag input supply chain.

Rural Report: Grocery supply chain issues during COVID-19


Duane Toews talks with Doug Baker, Vice President of Industry Relations with the Food Industry Association, and Dr. Jayson Lusk Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University, about grocery supply chain issues due to COVID-19.

Rural Report: Market Volatility in the Beef Cattle Market


Greg Agaki talks with Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Derrell Peel and American Farm Bureau Federation's Scott Bennett regarding livestock markets during COVID-19.

Rural Report: Ag Lending During COVID-19


Duane Toews talks with KFB's President Rich Felts and Leonard Wolfe, president and chairman of the board of United Bank and Trust in Marysville, about ag lending during the COVID-19 pandemic.