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Oct 26, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; a new online tool features the latest K-State corn hybrid performance information; reports from the National FFA Convention, and the “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 talks about the wide variations in row crop basis levels at Kansas grain delivery points as the fall harvest plods toward the finish, as part of his weekly commentary on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – New Online Tool for Corn Growers:  Entomologist Wendy Johnson and crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti of K-State talk about a new online tool available to Kansas corn growers on the web site, featuring the very latest K-State corn hybrid performance information as the field trial results are now coming in... they say that this this tool is extremely helpful in making hybrid performance comparisons.

00:24:28 – National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter Miranda Depenbusch reports from the 91st National FFA Convention, which got under way yesterday in Indianapolis; also, the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:58 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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