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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 30, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Tips for taking crop soil samples in dry field conditions

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about how the worries in the stock market caused the post-harvest rally in the grain markets to pause this week, and he passes along his latest price probability projections for corn, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:48 – Taking Soil Samples in Dry Conditions:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz returns with considerations on taking crop soil samples in dry field conditions...he says that producers need to take the dryness into account when pulling core samples from fields, and he talks about how those dry soils impact soil nutrient activity, especially in no-till fields.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:26 – 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.