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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.

May 15, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• The current condition of the Kansas wheat crop

• Previews of 2 wheat events, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his updated projection on the wheat price trend, following the USDA's monthly grain supply-and-demand report released this week, and he looks at a couple of scenarios that would push that price well above the $5 mark...those topics comprise his weekly grain market segment.

00:12:47 – Kansas Wheat Crop Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato passes along his latest observations on the condition of the Kansas wheat crop, specifically the drought and freeze damage that's now evident.

00:24:11 – Upcoming Wheat Events:  Continued discussion with K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato, who previews two wheat-related events coming up: next week's Kansas Hard Winter Wheat Virtual Tour, and K-State's Virtual Wheat Field Day the following week. Also, the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:17 – 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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