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Jan 26, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; an update on disease concerns for this year’s wheat crop; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; 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.

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the repercussions of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, absent the U.S., on our grain export business, and he provides an update on the impressive showing of grain sorghum basis bids at certain Kansas delivery points, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:47 – Wheat Streak Mosaic: The Sequel?  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf offers his latest thoughts on the chances for a repeat of the wheat streak mosaic problems that beset the Kansas wheat crop last year, given that the pathogen was just confirmed still further east in the state...and he talks about the early prospects of rust diseases returning to impede this year's crop.

00:24:17– Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:33:00 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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