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Agriculture News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.

2/26/2015 6:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the overall commodity price deflation reflected in the projections from the USDA's recent Agricultural Outlook Forum, and what that suggests about the grain price trends going forward...he also remarks about the USDA's forecast for from that forum on this year's crop acreage.

2/26/2015 6:00:00 PM


Wheat Pests Begin to Emerge... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises wheat growers to watch their stands in the weeks ahead for signs of grain mite activity, and he reports on some incidents of Hessian fly damage to winter wheat in Kansas.

2/26/2015 6:00:00 PM


K-State Extension Specialist Elected WSSA President



With many summer days spent digging musk thistle out of pastures or cutting shattercane out of sorghum on the small family farm near Leonardville, Kansas, Dallas Peterson, K-State Research and Extension weed management specialist, gained an appreciation for proper weed management at an early age.
2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Keep Corn Particle Size in Mind to Enhance Feedlot Efficiency



Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse. Although there isn’t a standard in place to determine what equates as finely ground corn compared to medium or coarsely ground, corn particle size can affect digestibility and how cattle efficiently use the grain for energy and growth.


2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Agriculture News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.

2/25/2015 6:00:00 PM


A Wildcat in Africa... Play Audio



A K-State College of Agriculture alumnus and one of two Distinguished Young Alumni honored this year by Kansas State University, Corey Fortin, tells of his early-career experiences as an agriculture officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Uganda...he tells of his responsibilities in helping farmers in that country advance their crop production, and why that work is important from a global food perspective.

2/25/2015 6:00:00 PM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
2/25/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ag Law Update... Play Audio



Iowa State University agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen goes over several new court rulings of interest to farmers and ranchers, including a decision on a dispute over changing cropland rental rates within a multi-year lease agreement.
 

2/24/2015 6:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.

2/24/2015 6:00:00 PM


March 3 Grazing School Features ‘300 Days of Grazing’



Forage specialist John Jennings of the University of Arkansas, will be the guest speaker at the Grazing School II workshop in Holton, Kansas on March 3.
2/24/2015 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



The latest agriculture news from around the state, region, and points beyond.

2/23/2015 6:00:00 PM


Agriculture News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.

2/22/2015 6:00:00 PM


New Insect Threat to Kansas Wheat...? Play Audio



K-State entomologist J. P. Michaud reports on the potential of a new insect threat to Kansas wheat production this year...an aphid that is now poised to move into the central plains:  he's asking wheat growers to be on the watch for this pest as wheat breaks dormancy this spring.

2/19/2015 6:00:00 PM


WHEAT LEADER RETIRES Play Audio



A central Kansas wheat producer will soon be stepping down from his national wheat industry leadership post.  Marsha Boswell offers a profile of his accomplishments on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

2/19/2015 6:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.
 

2/19/2015 6:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the USDA's projections on 2015 crop acreage and market prices which were released at the Agricultural Outlook Forum yesterday, as the focal point of his weekly analysis of the grain market trends.

2/19/2015 6:00:00 PM


2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Support Urban Life



K-State Soil Chemist, Ganga Hettiarachchi, and DeAnn Presley, K-State Soil Scientist, discuss how to regenerate urban soils for use in city gardens. This is part of the 2015 International Year of Soils and February's theme, "Soils Support Urban Life."  See video
2/19/2015 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



The latest agriculture news from around the state, region, and points beyond.

2/18/2015 6:00:00 PM


Updated Estimates on Cash Rental Rates for Kansas Cropland... Play Audio



 K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor discusses the just-posted estimates on cash rental rates for Kansas cropland for 2015, calculated on a county-by-county basis...this information is intended to help the tenant and landlord determine the most equitable lease rate for both parties, given the current economics of crop production.

2/18/2015 6:00:00 PM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Urban Life



When you think of cities, thoughts of cars, buses, people, skyscrapers and other concrete buildings might come to mind. But, below those concrete buildings, paved roads and high-traffic areas stands a foundation of one of the necessary components for life to exist—soil.
2/18/2015 8:00:00 AM


Fighting Disease in Grain Sorghum... Play Audio



 K-State plant pathologist Chris Little talks about research advances at the university against two leading disease problems in grain sorghum production:  finding genetic ways of fending off seeding diseases in grain sorghum, and seeking resistance to stalk rot disease later on in the grain sorghum season.

2/17/2015 6:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.

2/17/2015 6:00:00 PM


New Tools Against Crop Pathogens... Play Audio



K-State plant pathologist Jim Stack reports on the development of genetic-based diagnostic tools that will allow for much more rapid identification of, and response to, various crop pathogens...technology that will soon be operational for producers and crop consultants to use out in the field.

2/17/2015 6:00:00 PM


Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’



Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer of the Center for Food Integrity, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Arnot will present, “Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate ‘Big Food.’” The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern of trust that consumers have with food and those who produce it.
2/17/2015 8:00:00 AM


Commodity Program FAQ (Part 1 of 2)... Play Audio



K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid tackles several frequently-asked questions about the new commodity program options for crop producers, with the enrollment deadline just over a month away:  In this segment, she addresses such things as updating payment yields and reallocating acreage bases.

2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM


Commodity Program FAQ (Part 2 of 2)... Play Audio



The discussion with K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid continues, as she addresses some of the more-common questions she's asked by producers.  In the conclusion, she discusses how the irrigation designation for an individual county factors into the program choice;  what appears to be the best program option for sunflower growers;  and she tells of upgrades to the on-line K-State/Oklahoma State decision making tool that producers can use to finalize their program decisions.

2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM


Agriculture News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at the day's ag news.

2/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


PERU WHEAT MARKET Play Audio



In the ranks of U.S. wheat importers, it often stands outside the limelight.  However, this South American country remains a major factor in U.S. wheat exports, as covered by Marsha Boswell in this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

2/12/2015 6:00:00 PM


Already, Signs of Rust Disease... Play Audio



K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf reports on early signs of rust diseases returning to threaten the Kansas winter wheat crop this year...he talks about what K-State's disease prediction models are saying about potential leaf rust and stripe rust problems.

2/12/2015 6:00:00 PM