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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

May 1, 2020

• Analysis of the new “price protection net” for new-crop corn

• Current diseases active in the Kansas winter wheat crop

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update SPECIAL—Corn “Price Protection Net”:  K-State grain market economist Dan O Brien is joined by K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer to discuss a new analysis they've just worked up on the "price protection net" for new-crop includes the main mechanisms that they say might allow corn growers to withstand the major downturn in corn prices.

00:12:47 – Wheat Disease Update:  K-State plant pathologist Erick DeWolf passes along his latest observations on diseases affecting the Kansas wheat crop, with extra attention to those wheat stands that have been significantly impaired by freeze injury...he goes over the thought process on applying a fungicide, given the current disease situation.

00:23:57 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:18 – Kansas 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.


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.