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Jan 18, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; reviewing the past, and looking to the future of precision agriculture; 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 singles out what he considers the primary issues that will dictate the soybean market trend intoand through 2019...that was the theme of his presentation at K-State's soybean schools this past week.

00:13:00 – The Past and Future of Precision Ag:  A featured speaker at the Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference co-sponsored by K-State this week, Purdue University agronomist Bruce Erickson talks about the emergence of precision agricultural technologies over the last 20 years, why some of those technologies have yet to catch on with producers, and attempts to make those more functionally beneficial to producers.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

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


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