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Feb 22, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; a visit with the new Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Beam; the latest agricultural news headlines, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural weather…

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.

00:01:29 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the grain production and price forecasts released by the USDA at its World Agricultural Outlook Forum yesterday, and he remarks on the market reaction to reportedly good progress in the U.S./China trade talks, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Kansas Secretary of Agriculture:  Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam talks about his aspirations for the Kansas Department of Agriculture as he settles into his new post, and about the priority issues he expects the department to address in the months ahead.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:52 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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