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Oct 8, 2021

  • Grain Market Update
  • USDA Program Updates
  • Kansas Agricultural Weather


00:01:00 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien reports on the latest local grain bids around Kansas, and the incentive to sell vs. store new crop grain...and he talks about the dramatic surge in fertilizer prices amid concerns about supply availability, and how that may influence planting decisions next spring...during his weekly segment on the grain price trends


00:12:00 – USDA Program Updates: The acting state director of the Farm Service Agency, Chuck Pettijohn, covers several USDA program items, including the ARC-PLC payments on 2020 crop production that are now being distributed to producers...and he talks about how recent federal decisions on pandemic protocols are impacting local FSA offices and the services they provide to producers


00:23:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: From the Weather Data Library at Kansas State University, meteorologist Chip Redmond 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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.