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Jan 25, 2019

On today’s episode: What farmers are thinking about 2019 corn and soybean acreage this year, plus other market trends; late-breaking information about 199A tax deductions on grain sales; ag headlines; and our weekly look at Kansas ag 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.

00:01:30 – GRAIN MARKET UPDATE: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the prevailing thinking on 2019 corn and soybean acreage in the U.S., and about a possible pullback on Russian wheat exports and what that could mean for the wheat market, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:52 – TAX UPDATE FOR GRAIN FARMERS: The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, and the associate director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Mark Dikeman, talk about a late-breaking development that grain farmers and cooperatives should know about...it could have a one-time impact on a farmer's ability to claim a section 199A tax deduction on grain sales.

00:24:18 – AG NEWS: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:40 KANSAS WEATHER: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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