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Jan 11, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; results from the 2018 Soybean Variety Performance Test; the latest agricultural news headlines, and 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 the backlog of USDA grain production and supply-and-demand numbers that's building up as the partial government shutdown continues, and about the corn market "drivers" for 2019, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – Soybean Variety Performance Test Results:  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser talks about the top performers in K-State's 2018 Soybean Variety Performance Test report, which has now been completed and is ready for producers to use when finalizing their seed selection decisions for the 2019 soybean crop… she highlights the standout varieties at each of the nine test sites around the state.

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

00:32:51 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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