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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.

Jan 15, 2021

• The weekly grain market update

• A helpful tool for feeding backgrounder calves

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on yet another bullish week in the grain markets, spurred on in part by the USDA's crop production and grain supply-and-demand reports earlier in the week...he comments on the latest fundamentals that are now fueling the corn, grain sorghum, soybean and wheat markets, and he advises producers to look to the quarterly grain stocks reports as the market-movers going forward.

00:12:52 – Helpful Tool For Feeding Backgrounder Calves:  K-State beef cattle nutritionist Dale Blasi talks about how producers feeding backgrounder calves can make that program work, even in the face of these much-higher feedgrain prices...he endorses the idea of limit-feeding, and recommends that producers use the on-line BeefBasis tool as a guide.

00:24:10 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:29 – 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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