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May 19, 2023

  •         Waiting for Harvest in the Grain Markets
  •         Celebrating Beef Month
  •         Improvement in the Drought Monitor


00:01:07 – Waiting for Harvest in the Grain Markets: The show begins with Dan O’Brien, K-State grain economist with a grain market update. He says there are some differences in bushels per acre predictions but we will have to wait until combines get into the fields to know.  

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00:12:05 – Celebrating Beef Month: Travis O’Quinn, K-State meat scientist, and A.J. Tarpoff, K-State beef veterinarian continue today’s show by discussing how the beef industry has evolved in past years. Consumer preferences and how cattle are cared for continue to adapt. 


00:23:05  Improvement in the Drought Monitor: Concluding this week’s programming is K-State meteorologist Chip Redmond with his weekly weather update. He says the drought monitor in Kansas is showing some improvement because of recent rain.


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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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