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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.

Jan 24, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• New developments in agricultural technology

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at all the speculation over potential soybean sales to China in the wake of the newly-signed trade deal, as he discussed at K-State's recent Soybean Production Schools...​he also talks about the early thinking in the grain trades about acreage to be planted to corn and soybeans this spring.

00:12:50 – Agricultural Technology Frontiers:  K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag reviews some of the exciting new developments in the agricultural technology arena, as were highlighted at the 2020 Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference co-sponsored by K-State last week: among other things, he talks about employing artificial intelligence in farming operations and about implementing protein sensors on combines for sorting wheat by protein levels at harvest.

00:24:05 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:23 – 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.