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Feb 11, 2021

• The USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Dormant pruning of fruit trees…

00:01:30 – World Grain Report:  The senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, takes a deep dive into the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report released this week...he talks about tightening wheat, soybean and corn stocks in the U.S. and globally, and the expected impact of South American new-crop supplies coming onto the market.

00:12:49 – World Grain Report (Part 2):  Continued discussion with Guy Allen, senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State... here, he lends his perspective on China's demand for grain imports, largely fueled by its expanding livestock production sector, and how long that demand might be sustained.

00:24:03 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines; also, this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:19 – Dormant Pruning of Fruit Trees:  Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone offers advice on dormant pruning of fruit trees.


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