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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.

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Jan 10, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• The fight against charcoal rot disease in soybeans

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien previews the highly-anticipated USDA grain production and stocks reports coming out later this morning, and in particular, what the grain trades expect the 2019 row crop production numbers to look like...he advises grain producers to be at the ready, marketing-wise, if the numbers turn out to be bullish for prices.

00:12:54 – Charcoal Rot Disease:  K-State plant pathologist Chris Little reports on his latest work on charcoal rot disease in soybeans, which happens to be the number-one disease for causing losses in Kansas soybean production...that includes evaluating soybean cultivars for charcoal rot tolerance, and identifying the production practices that reduce the charcoal rot threat.

00:24:17 – 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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