K-State Agriculture Today: 1411 – Uncertainty for Midwest Wheat…Potential for Precipitation

  • Differing Corn and Soybean Estimates from USDA WASDE and Argentina
  • Midway District Wheat Update and Rainbow Meadows
  • Abnormally High Temperatures and a Chance for Precipitation in Kansas


00:01:06 – Differing Corn and Soybean Estimates from USDA WASDE and Argentina: Dan O’Brien begins today’s show with a grain market update where he covers the uncertainty of the current wheat market, and the discrepancy between the latest USDA WASDE Report estimates and Argentinian estimates for corn and soybeans. 

The latest from Dan on AgManager 


00:12:16 – Midway District Wheat Update and Rainbow Meadows: Today we continue our local wheat updates with crop production agent for the Midway Extension District, Craig Dinkel. He explains that the last precipitation received in his area was six months ago and that the current wheat crops continues to be greatly affected. 

We also hear from Ron Wilson from the Huck Boyd National Institiute for Rural Development here at K-State. In this Kansas Profile, Ron highlights the passion driven horse non-profit, Rainbow Meadows. 

More from Kansas Profile


00:23:08 – Abnormally High Temperatures and a Chance for Precipitation in Kansas: This week’s programming ends with an agricultural weather report from K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond. Chip shares insight on the abnormally high temperature we have been experiencing as of late and the slight chance for much needed precipitation in the week or so ahead. 

Learn more about current conditions on the Kansas Mesonet


A group of undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture here at K-State are collecting listener data from Agricutlure Today for a class project. If you have the time and are willing please feel free to take the survey at the link below. Thanks!

Link to undergraduate survey on Agriculture Today 


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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