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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.

Apr 3, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• A winter wheat disease forecast

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the mounting difficulties in the ethanol industry and how badly those are weighing on the corn market, and he comments on the USDA's planting intentions numbers released this week, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:57 – Wheat Disease Outlook:  K-State plant pathologist Erick DeWolf advises wheat growers to start thinking about disease management in their stands...he offers his early take on the potential disease threats to the Kansas crop, and the factors that growers need to consider when planning their fungicide strategies. Also, this important reminder that K-State’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is still open and accepting samples from producers—it’s best to call ahead and make arrangements, in light of the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:25 – 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.