Sep 14, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; an online resource maintains a running projection of days suitable for fieldwork in Kansas; agricultural news, and this week's "Kansas Wheat Scoop"; 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.
00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his remarks on the numbers from the USDA's grain supply-and-demand report this week, which included this month's projections on U.S. corn and soybean production...he raises the question of how well the USDA economic models are able to account for the rise in corn ear and soybean pod counts in recent years as it calculates its yield estimates.
00:12:59 – Forecasting Fieldwork Days: K-State agricultural economist Terry Griffin and student researcher Sara Gammon talk about an online resource they manage: it maintains a running projection of days suitable for fieldwork in Kansas, based on weekly USDA data...they explain how producers can use this information to their advantage.
00:24:26 – Ag News: The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”
00:32:48 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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