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May 24, 2019

K-State agricultural economists Dan O'Brien and Monte Vandeveer discuss several items of current importance to corn producers; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Corn Production in Kansas:  K-State agricultural economists Dan O'Brien and Monte Vandeveer discuss several items of current importance to corn producers:  the corn market's response to continued widespread planting delays.... and the new wrinkle that ties into all of it:  the general framework of the just-announced USDA trade assistance for producers, which could influence a producer's decision on the prevented planting option.

00:13:00 – Corn Production in Kansas (Continued):  K-State agricultural economists Dan O'Brien and Monte Vandeveer continue their discussion of corn production in Kansas: now, they turn to the crop insurance prevented planting provisions that growers can consider, as planting deadlines have either passed or are imminent, depending on where one is located in the state....

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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