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Jun 8, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; in the fields of long-term agricultural research, studies can go on for decades; a preview of next week’s KSU Tillage Field Day; 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.

00:02:00 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O’Brien looks at the activity taking place in the markets, including what next week’s USDA WASDE and Crop Production Reports might look like.

00:13:31 – Long–Term Research:  Randall concludes his look at agricultural research projects at K-State. Today, Eric Adee, agronomist in charge of two experiment fields near Topeka and Ottawa, discusses a soybean fertility study that’s been underway since 1971; and Bob Gillen, director of the K-State Research Center at Hays, discusses how the focus of crop research has changed over time.

00:25:02 – Ag News:  A reminder about the KSU Tillage Field Day June 13 at the Southwest Research Extension Center in Garden City, and this week’s Wheat Scoop with Marsha Boswell.

00:33:32 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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