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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

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 8, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• The current condition of the Kansas canola crop

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  The weekly grain market segment with K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien: he looks ahead to the USDA's next grain supply-and-demand and crop production reports, both coming out next Tuesday...what the market watchers think those reports will have to say, and how the markets might respond to them.

00:12:53 – Canola Crop Update:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm reports on the condition of the Kansas canola crop, coming out of the successive rounds of hard freezes in mid-April...he talks about assessing freeze damage, saying that the cold tolerance of canola has allowed it to recover relatively well in a number of locations in the state.

00:24:16 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:20 – 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.


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