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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 7, 2021

• The weekly grain market update

• K-State’s new sow farrowing house

• Webinar series preview, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on another impressive week for the grain markets, triggered once more in large part by bullish fundamentals in the corn market...he suggests that things may be lining up for a counter-seasonal post-harvest rally in the wheat market, saying that wheat growers should be ready to capitalize on that, if it materializes.

00:12:54 – New Sow Farrowing House:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey talks about a major development for K-State's renowned swine research program...the brand-new sow farrowing house soon to open, as part of the university's swine research farm...he tells how this state-of-the-art facility will advance sow nutrition and farrowing management research.

00:24:20 – Upcoming Webinar Series:  K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewlyn previews a K-State webinar series for producers and others starting next week which will focus on Kansas farmland values, property valuation and farm income trends in the state; plus, the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:43 – 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.