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Jun 7, 2019

The weekly grain market update; observations on the condition of the Kansas wheat crop; 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 talks about the possible expansion of grain sorghum acreage in light of corn and soybean planting delays, and he looks ahead to next week's USDA's grain supply-and-demand report, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends.

00:13:00 – Kansas Wheat Crop Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato offers his latest observations on the condition of the Kansas wheat crop, as he has been traveling throughout the state the last few weeks taking part in local K-State wheat plot tours:  he talks about the late ripening of the crop, the "white wheat" syndrome resulting from over-saturated fields, and the really good-looking wheat found in large parts of western Kansas.

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

00:32:57 – 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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