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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

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.

Aug 30, 2019

NOTE:  Kansas State University is closed on Monday, September 2nd, for the Labor Day holiday...therefore, there will be no Agriculture Today broadcast that day.   We'll resume our normal broadcast schedule on Tuesday, September 3rd.

• The weekly grain market update

• U.S. grain exports over recent years, and how they can guide grain marketing efforts abroad

• Comments from the Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about producer concerns over the USDA's summer crop acreage and prevented planting estimations, and about why the question of whether those crops can mature before the first freeze may become a more dominant factor in the markets, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – U.S. Grain Exports and Marketing:  K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone shares information he has gathered on U.S. grain exports over recent years, and what that longer view tells us about where to concentrate grain marketing efforts abroad...this was the theme of his presentation at the recent Risk and Profit Conference at K-State.

00:24:30 – Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth:  Comments from USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs Greg Ibach, who was a featured speaker at the Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth yesterday in Manhattan.

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.