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Sep 6, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• Maximizing the quality of corn and sorghum silage

• Agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien breaks down the current grain price basis levels at Kansas elevators and why they generally seem to be holding up pretty well as fall harvest approaches, as part of his weekly commentary on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – Corn and Sorghum Silage:  K-State forage agronomist John Holman offers several guidelines on maximizing the quality of corn and sorghum silage as harvesting is now underway in much of the state...he goes over the importance of timing when ensiling these crops to assure the right moisture content, as well as why chop length makes such a big difference in silage digestibility.

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

00:33:00 – Kansas 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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.