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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.

Mar 19, 2021

• The weekly grain market update

• The general economy at present, and the signals that agricultural producers should follow

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien highlights the current premiums associated with grain futures options as indicators of new-crop prices ahead, and he talks about the wheat market's response to badly-needed moisture that was received in the central plains, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:56 – Economic Overview:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his take on what's happening with the general economy at present, and the signals that agricultural producers should particular, he looks at the Federal Reserve Board's decision this week to keep interest rates at current levels, and at the potential for inflation in the economy and what that would mean for the agricultural sector.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:24 – 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.