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Nov 16, 2018

On today’s episode: Keeping an eye on changes in the soybean market; help for farmers in stressful financial situations; ag news; and Kansas weather for Thanksgiving week.

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 factors weighing on the soybean market right now, and the scenarios that could lead to improved pricing opportunities for the just-harvested soybean crop...that's the focus of his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – FARM STRESS HELP: The director of the Farm Analyst program at K-State, Duane Hund, talks about the financial stress situations that he's encountering as he works with farm families on analyzing their economic status...he explains how farming operations can take advantage of the services this program provides, especially in planning for next year.

00:24:27 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:46 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather. 

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