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Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Dec 18, 2020

Because of the university's furlough requirement, along with the Christmas and New Year's holidays, there will be no Agriculture Today broadcasts from Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1st...we will resume our normal broadcast schedule on Monday, January 4.

A safe and happy holiday season to you and yours!

• The weekly grain market update

• Insect activity in wheat and alfalfa

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his latest comments on the grain market trends:  this week, he focuses on the continuing surge in soybean prices, and just how high those could potentially go...he also talks about what that could mean for corn prices, as the 2021 "battle for acres" begins to shape up.

00:12:53 – Wheat and Alfalfa Pests:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises wheat and alfalfa growers to watch for signs of insect activity in those crops as the unusually warm winter weather persists...specifically, winter grain mites in wheat, alfalfa weevil larvae in alfalfa, and army cutworms in both crops...and what this says about the need for control at some point.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:36 – 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.