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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.

Feb 28, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Spring wheat as an alternative spring-planted 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 discusses the disruption brought to the markets by the coronavirus outbreak, and how grain producers might capitalize on that in their forward pricing...he also looks at the latest economic losses in ethanol production, and how well local grain basis has held up in spite of those.

00:12:48 – The Spring Wheat Alternative:  K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag takes a look at spring wheat as an alternative spring-planted crop in the central plains...he emphasizes that producers must manage spring wheat for quality as well as yield for it to be a viable cropping option, and he goes over the management recommendations toward that end.

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

00:32:20 – 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.