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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 8, 2021

• The weekly grain market update

• Improving Irrigation Efficiency in the Rattlesnake Creek Basin

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien reports on grain basis levels at nine elevators around Kansas, and how the ongoing surge in grain futures is affecting local prices for corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:50 – Improving Irrigation Efficiency in the Rattlesnake Creek Basin:  K-State water resources engineer Jonathan Aguilar and the Kansas director for agriculture and water programs with The Nature Conservancy, Heidi Mehl, discuss a project now underway in the Rattlesnake Creek Basin in central will promote adoption of irrigation technology advances by producers, and will evaluate the impact of those technologies on irrigation efficiency in an area where water is also in demand by the Quivera National Wildlife Refuge.

00:24:11 – 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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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.