May 18, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; comments on a couple of proposals in the 2018 farm bill deliberations, including a change to program payment calculations; 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.
00:00:00 — Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the premiums being paid for corn and grain sorghum at ethanol plants in Kansas, compared to elsewhere around the country, and he looks at the chances for a short-crop rally in wheat prices during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:11:29 — 2018 Farm Bill: K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby comments on a couple of proposals in the 2018 farm bill deliberations that have his full attention: one suggesting a change in how crop acreage base is determined for program payment purposes, the other regarding the elimination of the harvest price option in crop insurance policies.
00:22:57 — Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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