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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.

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Aug 16, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• K-State's 2019 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings are now out

• 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 tells what he found out directly from a USDA official about that much-criticized corn acreage number reported by the USDA last Monday, and he talks about lasting volatility in the row crop markets for the remainder of the year, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf announces that K-State's 2019 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings are now out...that information can help guide producers in their variety selection for next year's crop...he offers his recommendation on which wheat diseases producers might want to focus on, coming off a heavy disease year in the Kansas crop.

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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