Mar 29, 2019
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; you, too, can be a crop production researcher; a webinar preview, and this week’s “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 looks ahead to the USDA's prospective plantings and grain stocks reports to be released this morning, and he remarks on the markets' continued lack of response to escalating concerns about spring planting because of flooding and overly-wet fields, during his weekly commentary on the grain market trends.
00:12:59 – K-State Wants YOU! K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti invites Kansas farmers to partner with K-State in on-farm crop production research this growing season...this program generates field-level information that can greatly benefit producers, while at the same time expanding K-State's pool of crop production research data.
00:24:29 – Upcoming Webinar: K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor previews a special webinar on Kansas agricultural land values to take place on May 1st... anyone with an interest in land value trends is invited to take part.
00:33:01 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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