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Feb 9, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; a preview of the upcoming Central Plains Irrigation Conference; 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 addresses the circumstances that led to the freefall in grain sorghum prices early this week, and he sizes up the market signals from the USDA's latest grain supply and demand report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:11:28 —Crop Irrigation Conference:  K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers walks through the numerous leading crop irrigation topics that will be covered at the 2018 Central Plains Irrigation Conference co-sponsored by K-State....this year's event takes place February 20-21 in Colby, and has been restructured to give irrigators more latitude in conference participation.

00:22:57 — Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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