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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.

Nov 1, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• Ongoing research work with alternative crops for High Plains growing conditions

• A report from the 2019 National FFA Convention, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about an unconventional pattern he's seeing in corn price basis in Kansas, as the overall national corn harvest output remains uncertain, as part of his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:00 – Researching Alternative Crops:  K-State agronomist Lucas Haag reports on his ongoing research work with alternative crops for High Plains growing conditions, including his first year of work with industrial hemp as a cropping option for the region.

00:24:30 – National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter J.W. Wells reports from the third day of the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

00:33:00 – 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.