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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.

Jun 4, 2021

• The weekly grain market update

• Crop insurance update

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the possibility of significant premiums being paid for high-protein wheat as the Kansas harvest draws nearer, and he talks about how the markets in general have locked in on current growing conditions in the U.S., during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:52 – Crop Insurance Update:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid goes over the details of two items of importance to producers relating to crop insurance: the just-announced opportunity for producers who grew a cover crop over the past few months to earn a premium benefit on their spring-planted crop insurance...and particulars on crop insurance prevented planting provisions, with key dates coming up for corn coverage.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:30 – 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.