Jun 15, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; an update on the 2018 Farm Bill, and what producers can expect in the coming weeks; the latest on the Kansas wheat harvest; 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 talks about the relative strength of local wheat price basis in Kansas as the harvest is well underway, and he offers his updated price probability projections for wheat, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:12:58 – Farm Bill Status Update: University of Nebraska agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben takes a look at the version of the 2018 Farm Bill that cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee earlier this week...he looks at the modest changes proposed for the commodity title, and talks about how the overall bill differs from the House version which is expected to be up for a re-vote soon.
00:24:28 – Kansas Wheat Harvest Update: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato offers his latest harvest observations on the productivity of the Kansas wheat crop so far.
00:32:59 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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