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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.

Mar 20, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Research findings on phosphorus applications to calcareous soils

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien goes over his new analysis of potential row crop profitability, comparing current grain price trends to projected direct and total production costs, as part of his weekly commentary on the grain market trends.

00:12:53 – Applying Phosphorus to Calcareous Soils:  K-State soil scientist Ganga Hettiarachchi tells about the findings of her new study of phosphorus applications to calcareous soils, which are prevalent particularly in the western half of the state...she has compared granular to liquid phosphorus sources applied to high pH soils, finding important differences in phosphorus availability to the crop.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:25 – 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.