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Feb 23, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; new tractor research identifies production fieldwork that can be achieved with lower-horsepower tractors, a potential money saver; 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 comments on the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum projections on grain production and prices, and he shares his updated price probability forecast for corn based on the new USDA numbers.

00:11:31 — Utility Tractors in Agricultural Production:  K-State agricultural economics researcher Jared Cullop and precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talk about a new K-State study on the role of utility tractors in commercial agricultural production...the research identifies the crop production fieldwork that can be achieved with lower-horsepower tractors, which can be useful information for producers who are looking to economize in their field operations.

00:23:00 — Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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