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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.

Jun 12, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• The Kansas Mesonet offers useful tools for both livestock and crop producers

• 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 markets' reaction to the USDA's monthly grain supply-and-demand report released yesterday, and he talks about the favorable state of U.S. soybean exports, as part of his weekly discussion of the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Kansas Mesonet Update:  K-State assistant meterologist Chip Redmond highlights several of the highly-useful tools for agricultural producers at the Kansas Mesonet web site, managed by the Weather Data Library at K-State: among those are the new livestock comfort index that provides real-time localized information on potential weather stress on livestock, and the local temperature inversion data which provides guidance when making pesticide application decisions.

00:24:22 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:27 – 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.