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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 27, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Five principles of soil health

• 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 the pre-report estimates ahead of the USDA's planting intentions report coming out next Tuesday, and he comments on grain sorghum export business that is giving a boost to local grain sorghum prices in Kansas, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:53 – Five Principles of Soil Health:  NRCS rangeland health specialist Ethan Walker goes over the five principles of soil health, and how the utilization of cover crops serves each of those principles individually...this from a presentation he was scheduled to make at a K-State cover crops/soil health field day in southeast Kansas next month.

00:24:04 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:21 – 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.