Oct 12, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; the persistent wet weather has aggravated several corn, grain sorghum and soybean disease problems in Kansas fields; agricultural news, and the “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 talks about the USDA's latest U.S. grain production report, which featured surprisingly friendly numbers for the corn and soybean markets, and he comments on the possible corn market impact from year-round sales of E-15 ethanol, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.
00:13:00 – Wet Weather Crop Concerns: K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about several corn, grain sorghum and soybean disease problems in Kansas fields that likely have been aggravated by the persistent wet weather the past two weeks, and the marketing and storage factors that producers need to consider as they eventually harvest those crops.
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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