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Jun 28, 2019

• The weekly grain market update

• Common problems turning up in corn and soybean stands around Kansas

• The latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the unexpectedly strong local wheat price basis currently in Kansas and the marketing opportunity that presents to wheat growers, and he previews today's USDA crop acreage and grain stocks reports during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:00 – Corn and Soybean Problems:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about common problems turning up in corn and soybean stands around Kansas:  among them, gnarled corn whorls and yellow corn leaves as well as compaction-stunted soybean plants...he discusses what this means for the yield potential of those stands.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:33:00 – 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.


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