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Apr 10, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Some wheat stands are turning yellow—but why?

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the grain trade's response to yesterday's USDA grain supply and demand report, largely shrugging off generally bearish numbers to trade higher on the day...he also looks at the current corn-to-soybean price ratio as a reflection on planting decisions this spring.

00:12:55 – Wheat Turning Yellow:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about likely reasons why some winter wheat stands are turning yellow right now, having nothing to do with freeze damage...he points to the possibility of a nitrogen or sulfur deficiency as one possible explanation, and what, if anything, a grower can do about that now. 

00:23:55 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:12 – 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.


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