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Dec 22, 2023

  • Ready for the 2024 Grain Market
  • A Year of Weather in Kansas
  • Kansas Reindeer


*This is our last show of 2023, we will be back with a show on January 2 to kick off the new year. Happy Holidays!*


00:01:05 – Ready for the 2024 Grain Market: K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien starts today’s show with a grain market update. He explains the current conditions and recaps the year for the grain markets while also looking ahead.

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00:12:05 – A Year of Weather in Kansas: Continuing the show is K-State assistant state climatologist, Matt Sittel, looking back at the weather we have experienced this year. He also says how Kansas may finish December.


00:23:05 – Kansas Reindeer: A conversation with Fulton Valley Farms owner, Betty Corbin, about reindeer finishes this year’s shows. She discusses how they care for their reindeer and the holiday magic they bring.


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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.