Dec 7, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; an agricultural policy discussion with one of K-State’s Fulbright Scholars; 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 signs of improvement in local corn and soybean price basis at Kansas delivery points, and he looks ahead to the USDA's grain supply-and-demand report coming out next week, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:12:59 – K-State Fulbright Scholar: An agricultural policy specialist from Australia who is spending several months working with agricultural economists at K-State as a Fulbright Scholar: Geoff Cockfield talks about his country's move away from producer price supports and toward government deregulation, comparing that policy approach to that of the U.S...he also talks about the U.S. agricultural program concepts he's learning about while here that he hopes to promote back in Australia.
00:24:29 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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