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Dec 6, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• The latest thinking on controlling the spread of Old World bluestem in Kansas grasslands

• 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 looks ahead to next Tuesday's USDA grain supply-and-demand report and if those new numbers will likely cause much reaction in the markets, and he shares the production budget information he worked up for a series of K-State cotton marketing workshops he took part in the last several days.

00:12:53 – Controlling Old World Bluestem:  K-State range and pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about the latest thinking on controlling the spread of Old World bluestem in Kansas grasslands...that will be the topic of his presentation at the 2019 Winter Forage Conference sponsored by the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and K-State Research and Extension next Tuesday in Wichita...he encourages producers to attend that informational event.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:33 – 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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