Jan 17, 2020
• The weekly grain market update
• Choosing a USDA farm program
• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”
• Kansas agricultural weather…
00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his weekly comments on the grain market trends...this week, centering on two topics: the market interpretation of last week's USDA "final" report on 2019 row crop production and winter wheat seedings; and the signing of the U.S.-China phase one trade agreement...whether yesterday's negative futures market reaction was excessive.
00:12:55 – Farm Program Choices: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and Rich Llewlyn advise crop producers to start finalizing their decisions on which USDA farm program option they'll enroll in for 2019 and 2020 production, choosing either the Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage option...they remind about the helpful information at K-State's agmanager.info web site that producers can benefit from as they decide.
00:24:09 – Ag News: The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”
00:32:28 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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