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May 17, 2019

The weekly grain market update; the ongoing issues with corn and soybean planting and stand establishment, in view of overly-wet field conditions; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien estimates the corn price impact from the U.S/China trade dispute, in consideration of any forthcoming government "trade aid" for producers, and he offers his latest corn price probability forecast based on the latest supply-and-demand report and new-crop planting complications, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – Overly-Wet Row Crop Fields:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses ongoing issues with corn and soybean planting and stand establishment, in view of overly-wet field conditions, and he offers some things for producers to think about as they consider the prospect of re-planting flooded-out fields.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:33:00 – 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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