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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.

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Aug 28, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Estimating soybean yields

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on this week's market action, which featured an impressive rally in soybean prices, and gains in corn and wheat prices as well...he talks about whether these improvements in prices represent marketing opportunities for growers.

00:12:52 – Estimating Soybean Yields:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about estimating soybean yields at this stage of production, using a simple field sampling approach that's far easier than the traditional method of projecting yields...he urges producers to take the time to evaluate the likely productivity of their stands now, factoring in weather expectations.

00:24:10 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:29 – 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.


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.