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Aug 27, 2021

  • International Events and the Grain Markets
  • Final Irrigation Considerations
  • Agricultural News
  • Kansas Agricultural Weather


00:01:00 – International Events and the Grain Markets: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien ponders the international events of this past week, and remarks on how they may influence the market aggressiveness of grain buyers around the world...and he reports on the latest grain price basis trends in Kansas


00:12:00 – Final Irrigation Considerations: K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag offers several guidelines to consider when determining when to apply the final irrigation of the growing season for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans...extensive K-State research has identified the general water needs to take those crops to maturity, relating to their stage of development...with the aim of neither underwatering nor overwatering to finish out the season


00:23:00 – Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson has a look at today's agricultural news headlines, plus this week’s Wheat Scoop


00:31:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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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.


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