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May 31, 2019

The weekly grain market update; potential nitrogen losses in row crop fields because of the moisture extremes in the better part of Kansas recently; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Weekly Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at this week's rallies in the corn and soybean markets, prompted in large part by ongoing concerns over planting issues, and he talks about improvements in U.S. wheat sales giving the wheat market a boost, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:13:00 – Moisture-Driven Nitrogen Loss:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses potential nitrogen losses in row crop fields because of the moisture extremes in the better part of Kansas recently...he talks about the chances for nitrogen denitrification and/or leaching, and the likelihood of a producer needing to compensate for those losses with a supplemental N application.

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

00:33:02 – 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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