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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.

Feb 19, 2021

• The weekly grain market update

• The possibility of winterkill in the winter wheat crop

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the USDA's Outlook Forum projections on wheat, corn and soybean acreage in 2021, and on the profit prospects for limited-irrigation grain sorghum, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:54 – Possible Winterkill in Winter Wheat Crop:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato offers his observations on this past week's polar-like temperatures across Kansas, and the ensuing chances for winterkill in the winter wheat crop...he takes a look at the soil temperature threshold that indicates a possible winterkill problem, and how planting date will likely factor into that as well.

00:24:15 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:22 – 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.