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Apr 26, 2019

On today’s episode: Economist Dan O’Brien provides a grain market update focusing on corn planting numbers; Economist Mykel Taylor discusses her work on basis convergence in the grain markets and how that affects forward-contracting grain sales; ag news; Meteorologist Mary Knapp looks ahead to the next week in weather across the state.

00:01:29 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the latest USDA corn planting progress numbers and how the corn market is interpreting those, and he remarks on what has been a good week for grain sorghum exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:44 – Basis Convergence in Grain Prices: K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about how the lack of basis convergence in the grain markets can hamper a producer's ability to successfully forward-contract grain sales...she reported her research findings on this impact to the attendees at the 2019 Agriculture Commodity Futures Conference co-sponsored by Kansas State University earlier this month.

00:24:06 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:22 – Kansas Ag Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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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, 

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