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Mar 15, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; the effect of the renewable fuels policy on agricultural land use decisions in the United States; this week’s “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 talks about expected fieldwork delays brought on by wet fields as an increasing influence in the grain markets, and he provides an update on grain basis at local Kansas elevators, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:00 – Renewable Fuel Standard:  K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks talks about how renewable fuels policy has affected agricultural land use decisions in the United States:  his research shows the effect is actually less than previous research on the subject had indicated...it's one part of a just-released study by multiple researchers of how the Renewable Fuel Standard has impacted the environment.

00:24:31 – Renewable Fuel Standard (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:24:31 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:33:01 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

 

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