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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Jul 19, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• Current insect concerns in Kansas row crops

• 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 talks about how the weather has taken over, for the moment, as the primary influence in the grain markets, and he provides an update on the strength on local grain price basis around Kansas, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:00 – Row Crop Insect Concerns:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth returns with his latest report on current insect concerns in Kansas row crops:  this time, he centers on pests in corn and grain sorghum, including an assortment of insects now settling into the whorl of corn plants, and he passes along the outlook for sugarcane aphid infestations eventually turning up in the state.

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.


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