Oct 27, 2017
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; news from the national FFA convention; Kansas 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 looks at how the improvement in the oil market is influencing the grain markets, and he reflects on the volume of grain business the U.S. is doing with Mexico as the NAFTA renegotiations continue, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.
00:12:45 – Kansas FFA Member Candidate for National Office: A conversation with a Kansas FFA member from Chapman, Kyler Langvardt, who is currently a finalist for a national FFA officer post...he talks with DeLoss Jahnke from the 2017 National FFA Convention.
00:24:15 – National FFA Convention: Today's update from the National FFA Convention from Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter features the news that a Kansan has just been named this year's FFA American Star in Agribusiness.
00:32:46 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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