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May 25, 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; 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 comments on the market response to China's lifting of the excessive tariff on U.S. grain sorghum, and on the implications of persistent dry weather in significant parts of the corn belt, as part of his grain market observations this week.

00:13:00 – Farm Bill Status Update:  University of Nebraska agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben talks about what's next with the 2018 Farm Bill process, in the wake of the House version of that bill being defeated last week...he remarks on the notable differences between the House and Senate farm bill proposals that are still anticipated, and how that impacts the chances of having the new farm bill in place before the current one expires this fall.

00:24:29 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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