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Aug 25, 2017

On today’s episode: Grain market influences; sorghum aphid outlook; ag news; ag 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.

00:01:43 – Grain Market Influences:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about improved profitability in biofuels production and the level of support that's giving to row crop prices currently, and he takes a look at the latest market viewpoint on drought stress in the Corn Belt, during his weekly commentary on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Sorghum Aphid Outlook:  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud reports on heightened activity of sugarcane aphid in some Kansas grain sorghum fields this past week....and he talks about why he believes this pest will eventually become a non-factor for grain sorghum producers....he spoke on this topic at the 2017 Row Crop Roundup field day at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays earlier this week.

00:24:28 - Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's edition of the Kansas Wheat Scoop.

00:32:53 – Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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