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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.

Aug 9, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• A survey of wheat producers about their production practices and how those impact yields

• 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 talks about how U.S. soybean sales to countries other than China have picked up substantially in the wake of the U.S./China trade dispute, and he looks at the grain trade's predictions on what the USDA crop acreage report will say next Monday, as part of his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:00 – Wheat Production Practices:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about the latest findings from an ongoing K-State survey of wheat producers about their production practices and how those impact yields...he reviews producer trends in wheat seeding dates, nitrogen applications and the use of seed treatments, and the yield responses to those management variables.

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.