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Aug 24, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; selecting winter wheat varieties for planting this fall; 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.

00:01:29 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the current trends in the grain markets:  what it will take to shake the soybean market out of its bearish state,  what market signals are suggesting about 2019 corn acreage in the U.S., and whether wheat prices have now stalled out for an extended time.

00:13:00 – Choosing Wheat Varieties for Fall Planting:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato recommends to wheat producers a step-by-step process for selecting winter wheat varieties for planting this fall...among other things, he plays up the idea of selecting varieties with different maturity ratings to spread the production risk.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:56 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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