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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.

Apr 17, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Managing soybeans for higher protein content

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien provides his weekly comments on the grain market trends, saying that there are a few nuggets of optimism for better grain prices out there, amidst all the issues brought on by particular, he notes the grain movement difficulties in South America, which could open the door for more U.S. corn and soybean export business.

00:12:53 – Managing Soybeans for Increased Protein:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about a multi-university research project he's leading, which is looking at approaches to soybean crop management that could result in higher protein content in the marketable product...part of that work centers on improving nitrogen availability to the soybean plant during the growing season.

00:23:54 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:14 – 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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