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Sep 17, 2021

  • Grain Market Update
  • Capping 40 Years as a Climatologist
  • Kansas Agricultural Weather


00:01:00 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the price trends in the wake of last week's USDA grain supply-and-demand report, noting the effect of grain movement disruptions caused by hurricane Ida as well...and he talks about why he still believes that row-crop producers will have favorable post-harvest selling opportunities, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends


00:12:00 – 40 Years as a Climatologist: An extended conversation with K-State climatologist Mary Knapp, with her retirement today capping off her 40-year career at K-State. She reflects on how far the resources of the Weather Data Library have come during that time span, and some of the exciting things ahead in weather information-gathering capabilities


00:31:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: For the final time, 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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