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Apr 12, 2019

The weekly grain market update; machinery investments affect farm profitability; the latest 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 provides his weekly look at the grain market trends:  he comments on the latest grain supply-and-demand report from the USDA, and remarks on the markets taking a wait-and-see position on row crop planting progress amid ongoing wet field conditions.

00:13:00 – Machinery Investments and Farm Profitability  K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl report on their latest economic analysis of the top farms economically in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...this time, they looked at how machinery investments affect farm profitability, and the result was just the opposite of what they had expected.

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.