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May 14, 2021

  • Grain market update
  • World grain supply and demand report
  • Ag news
  • Kansas ag weather

00:01:29 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien provides his weekly comments on the grain market trends. He highlights the forward-contracting opportunities for grain producers in Kansas right now, and how those compare to the cost-of-production calculations that K-State economists have put together. Advising producers to use this as a guidepost for marketing decisions.

00:12:53 – World Grain Supply and Demand Report: The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his take on the USDA's world grain supply and demand report out earlier this week. What it says about the current and future status of U.S. grain exports heading into the new marketing year.

00:24:21 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:43 – Kansas Ag 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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