Jul 13, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; at least 43 counties in Kansas have now been released for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres, because of ongoing drought… producers in eligible counties can apply starting Monday.
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 how the escalating trade disputes were reflected in yesterday's USDA grain supply-and-demand report, and comments on a possible positive sign for U.S. wheat exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:12:25 – K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues: The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, and the chief executive officer of the Kansas Cooperative Council, Brandi Miller, preview the 2018 K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues and the KCC Leadership Roundtable, which will take place in tandem on the K-State campus in August.
00:23:54 – CRP Acres Released for Grazing: Conservation program specialist Rod Winkler of the Farm Service Agency announces that 43 counties in Kansas have now been released for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres, because of ongoing drought… producers in eligible counties can apply starting Monday.
00:32:25 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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