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Apr 13, 2018

On today’s episode: Grain market update; tariff concerns for ag trade; Kansas 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.

00:01:30 – GRAIN MARKET UPDATE – K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the positive takeaways from the monthly USDA grain supply and demand report released earlier this week, and he talks about solid soybean export business despite all the trade tariff concerns, during his weekly analysis of the grain market trends

00:13:00 – TARIFF CONCERNS – K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu takes a closer look at the recent "trade interventions", as he calls them, and the impact on U.S. agricultural trade that's already happening, although the tariffs have yet to go into effect...he says that years of successfully building markets for U.S. commodities abroad are being put at risk, in an effort to shore up U.S. products that has been less successful in the world marketplace

00:24:25 – KANSAS WEATHER – K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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