K-State Research and Extension News
October 18, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, October 18

During his weekly grain market analysis, K-State grain market
economist Dan O'Brien remarks on the cancellation of the USDA October
crop production report, and what its absence means for the grain
trades...he also looks at current grain market carrying charges and
the marketing signals they're sending to producers.

The state director of the Farm Service Agency, Adrian Polansky, talks
about the USDA program administration backlog at local FSA offices,
as a result of the partial government shutdown, and how the FSA will
prioritize that program work in resuming service to farmers and

And K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the Kansas
agricultural weather scene.

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM),  which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska,
eastern Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be
heard over the K-State Research and Extension website.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News