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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.

Dec 15, 2020

• The latest on the international grain markets

• FSA program updates

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Bald eagles and wind turbines…

00:01:30 – International Grain Trade:  The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his monthly observations on the international grain markets, based in part on the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report:  he comments on the potential for increased U.S wheat sales to China, as well as the chances for maintaining the current U.S. feedgrain and soybean export pace as the South American crops enter the market.

00:12:55 – FSA Program Update:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, the executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Kansas, David Schemm, provides an update on USDA program activity in Kansas as 2020 comes to a close...and he looks ahead to the next general Conservation Reserve Program sign up, which will take place early in the new year.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:23 – Return of the Grey Wolf:  Former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of bald eagles inhabiting upland areas, hiking the chances of them colliding with wind turbines.


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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.