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Jan 29, 2021

  • Grain market update
  • Spring crop insurance decisions
  • Ag news
  • Kansas ag weather 

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his latest perceptions on the grain markets: He talks about the seemingly endless flow of feedgrain and soybean sales to China, and how long that might continue. And he discusses the impact of cattle feeders switching from corn to wheat as their primary feedstuff, which he says could "reset" the wheat market.

00:12:51 – Spring Crop Insurance Decisions: K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft looks at the factors affecting row crop producers' crop insurance decisions this spring, and how two new options might figure in:  the supplemental coverage and enhanced coverage options. She reviewed these alternatives in a K-State Risk-and-Profit session this week.

00:24:08 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:35 – Kansas Ag Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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