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Nov 17, 2023

  • Grain Market Movement
  • How the Swine Industry has Changed
  • Cooling Down


00:01:05 – How the Grain Market Moved: K-State grain economist, Dan O’Brien, kicks off today’s show with a grain market outlook. He says where harvest is for Kansas and how last week's crop production report has impacted the markets this week.

Dan O'Brien on


00:12:05 – How the Swine Industry has Changed: Keeping the show going is the keynote speaker at K-State’s Swine Day, Wayne Cast, as he discusses how he has seen the swine industry change in his life and career as a swine nutritionist.

Swine Day Report


00:23:05 – Cooling Down: Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, finishes the show with a weather update. He says that people in Kansas should be starting to feel cooler temperatures.



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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