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Apr 30, 2021

  • Second of a two-part series on grain market volatility: Today’s focus – wheat and soybeans
  • Assessing winter wheat damage from the recent cold snap
  • Ag news
  • Kansas ag weather 

00:01:30 – Market Volatility, Part 2 – Wheat and Soybeans: In the second of his two-part analysis of the grain markets this week, K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien focuses on what's going on in the wheat and soybean markets. The latest on wheat basis levels at Kansas elevators, and how those prices are managing to stay high even though a record world wheat crop is forecast. And his thoughts on what's underpinning soybean prices and keeping them strong, even as they've retreated somewhat in recent days.

00:12:57 – Freeze Damage to Wheat: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about the extent of freeze injury to Kansas winter wheat from last week's multi-day cold snap. He ties that damage potential to the state of crop growth, and tells what symptoms of lasting damage producers can be scouting for over these next several days.

00:24:23 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:46 – Kansas Ag Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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