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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.

Sep 11, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Developing sorghum hybrids for planting very early in the spring

• 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 grain trade's expectations from this morning's USDA crop production and grain stocks reports, and he comments on the opportunity possibly being presented to market old-crop wheat, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:56 – Sorghum Hybrids for Earlier Planting:  K-State sorghum breeder Ram Perumal talks about his program's efforts to develop sorghum hybrids which can be successfully planted very early in the spring, and he remarks on the multiple advantages of such early plantings...he spoke on this at the recent fall field day conducted by K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays.

00:24:12 – 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.


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