Aug 17, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; a look ahead at agricultural trade; agricultural news, and this week's "Kansas Wheat Scoop"; K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather…
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00:01:29 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about how the recent trade tariff developments may influence 2019 corn and soybean acreage here in the U.S. and in South America, and how the strength in the wheat market may influence winter wheat acreage this fall...those are among the topics he's addressing today at K-State's Risk and Profit Conference.
00:13:00 – The Road Ahead for Agricultural Trade: The keynote speaker at that conference, a professor of agricultural trade at Virginia Tech University, Richard Crowder, who served as the U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the U.S. Trade Representative's Office in the mid-2000s: he talks about the new "playbook" that's now guiding agricultural trade negotiations, and about what he sees as a long path to resolving the current trade issues.
00:24:30 – 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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