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Nov 2, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; highlights from the Landon Lecture presentation at K-State yesterday by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural 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.

00:01:29 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien centers his market comments this week on the soybean trade, suggesting that over-abundant supplies are just as responsible for the weakness in soybean prices as the China trade issues...he talks about why the size of this next soybean crop out of South America will be even more pivotal to the market than usual.

00:12:59 – Perdue Lecture (Part 1):  Highlights from the Landon Lecture presentation at K-State yesterday by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue:  he talks about how the lessons he learned growing up on the farm are guiding his leadership of, and vision for, the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:24:29 – Perdue Lecture (Part 2) More from yesterday’s Landon Lecture presentation at K-State yesterday by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, including segments from his post-lecture media session, where he talked about the China trade situation and future trade relief payments for producers; also, the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:33:00 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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