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.
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.
Jason Vargas fired seven shutout innings and Mike Moustakas belted a two-run homer to lead the Royals in a 5-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Carlos Peguero's homer in the sixth snapped a 2-2 tie as Triple-A Omaha took three of four from Round Rock.