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Sep 15, 2023

  • WASDE Report Impacts Grain Markets
  • Impact of Cattle Grazing
  • Moisture in the Forecast


00:01:05 – WASDE Report Impacts Grain Markets: Dan O’Brien, K-State grain economist, begins today’s show with how the grain market has responded to USDA’s recent WASDE report. He says with corn harvest and this report corn’s basis has weakened.

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WASDE Report


00:12:05 – Impact of Cattle Grazing: Dan then continues the show and discussion about the WASDE report. K-State sustainable beef grazing systems specialist Logan Thompson joins the show by explaining how the environment has been impacted by cattle grazing.

Accounting for the Environmental Impact of Grazing Cattle

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00:23:05 – Moisture in the Forecast: Rounding out the show is K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond, with a weather update. He says there are chances of rain in the coming week.



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