K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien provides his weekly comments on the grain markets:Â he'll focus on the wheat market's reaction to theÂ escalating concerns over wheat crop conditions in the central and southern plains, and he'll offer a fresh look at the old-crop and new-crop futures price spreads, and the producerÂ pricing opportunities within.
An extended conversation with K-State soil scientist Chuck Rice, who was the lead author of the agriculture chapter of a new report on global climate change, and recommendations on mitigating that change...that report was formally unveiled at a World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday...among the areas covered in this report: the opportunities to sequester more carbon dioxide in the soil through improved crop production practices; a call to ramp up up bioenergy production from crop and forest land; and a likely contentious proposal to move human diets more toward plant-based foodstuffs as a way of addressing methane emissions from food animal production. See more
Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26 to27 degrees Fahrenheit. However, wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
One hundred years ago, nearly half of Americans lived on farms, and most of the food bought and eaten was produced locally. For many foods, availability was dictated by the growing season. Today, only about one percent of Americans live on working farms, and food routinely travels many miles before it reaches our local markets.
Hear from Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton on 2013, his time in KC and goals for 2014.
James Shields led Kansas City to a 5-1 win over Houston at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep of the Astros.
After getting swept in a three-game series at Target Field last weekend, the Royals will be looking to turn the tables on the Twins when they host a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium that begins Friday night.