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Sep 22, 2023

  • Drought Continues to Impact the Grain Market
  • Keeping Cattle Records
  • Another Season of Severe Weather


00:01:05 – Drought Continues to Impact the Grain Market: K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien begins today’s show with his update on the grain market. He says hard red winter wheat basis has weakened sharply in Western Kansas and many states are continuing to experience drought.

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00:12:05 – Keeping Cattle Records: Continuing the show is Jason Warner, K-State cow-calf Extension specialist, as he discusses how keeping records on cattle operations can help understand more about cows’ reproduction and break-even analysis.


00:23:05 – Another Season of Severe Weather: Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, concludes this week’s show with a weather update. He says we are entering our second season of potential severe weather.



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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.