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Dec 21, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update K-State corn production schools for producers will be held in January and February; state wheat commissioners attended a flour milling course this past week; 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 comments on grain market pressure coming from the mounting concerns over the general economy, and he draws from his latest extended outlook on the soybean market during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Corn Production Schools:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti and Extension program coordinator Kathy Gehl preview the series of K-State corn production schools for producers coming up in January and February, and they talk about the newly-updated K-State corn management guide now available to growers. 

00:24:29 – Flour Milling Course:  The associate director of the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Shawn Thiele, talks about a special I-G-P flour milling short course this past week for state wheat commissioners from around the nation; also, the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:55 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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