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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.

Nov 20, 2020

NOTE:  Because of the university's furlough requirement and the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Agriculture Today broadcasts next week (November 23-27).  We will resume our normal broadcast schedule on Monday, November 30th.


• The weekly grain market update

• A K-State agronomist has uncovered another benefit of grain sorghum production

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien takes a look at this past week's grain price trends...he talks about the absence of "carry" in the soybean market, the continuing strength in local grain sorghum prices, and why row crop producers need to seriously evaluate the new-crop pricing opportunities that are being presented to them right now.

00:12:57 – New Benefit of Grain Sorghum Production:  K-State agronomy environmental quality specialist Peter Tomlinson discusses his recent study of the "carbon intensity" of grain sorghum production...he has found that raising grain sorghum generates less nitrous oxide than was previously thought, which better positions sorghum as a feedstock for ethanol production.

00:24:21 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:37 – 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.