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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.

Oct 18, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• Reducing the threat of prussic acid in crop stover and harvested feeds

• 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 considers the increasing uncertainty about the row crop harvest numbers, stemming from the freezing temperatures that overspread a large part of the midwest and plains regions last week, as one of the main talking points during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – Preventing Prussic Acid Poisoning:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff discusses the threat of prussic acid in crop stover and harvested feeds, triggered by last week's freeze, and what cattle producers should do to assure that their herds don't ingest stover or hay that's high in prussic acid content...he talks about preventative management against this potentially serious herd health concern.

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.


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.