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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.

Jul 17, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Genetically developing heat tolerance in the next generation of soybean varieties

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses how weather impacts on the row crops have become the dominant influence in the markets of late, and he comments on the prospects of a post-harvest rally in wheat prices, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:56 – Developing Better Heat Tolerance in Soybeans:  K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh talks about a new project about to be underway at K-State, aimed at genetically developing heat tolerance in the next generation of soybean varieties...he and his research team recently received a large grant from the USDA to pursue that objective.

00:24:23 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:39 – 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.