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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.

Oct 4, 2019

  • Grain market update; harvest weather issues
  • Beef market effects from August Tyson plant fire
  • Agricultural news
  • A look at the changing Kansas weather

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks back at the market reaction to last Monday's USDA grain stocks report and how those number tie into his latest price probability projections ... which also consider the prospects of short row crops because of harvest weather issues.

00:12:53 – Beef Market Effects from August Plant Fire: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor returns to comment on the cattle and beef market behavior immediately following the Tyson beef plant fire in August. He has reviewed all the market-driving factors involved in the immediate drop in fed cattle prices, while at the same time, boxed beef prices rose significantly, saying that those shouldn't be ignored as that situation is further investigated.

00:24:17 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:05 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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