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Mar 29, 2024

  • Reacting to Grain Reports
  • HPAI in Kansas Dairy Cattle
  • Spring Weather is Here


00:01:05 – Reacting to Grain Reports: Dan O’Brien, K-State grain economist, gets today’s show rolling with this week’s grain market outlook. He discusses the markets and recent NASS reports. 

Dan O'Brien on

Prospective Plantings

Grain Stocks


00:12:05 – HPAI in Kansas Dairy Cattle: Continuing the show is Kansas animal health commissioner, Justin Smith, with an update on highly pathogenic avian influenza which has recently been identified in dairy cattle herds in Kansas.  

HPAI Detection in Kansas Dairy Herds

BQA Training in Manhattan

Finances and the Farm

Risk Management on the Farm


00:23:05 – Spring Weather is Here: K-State meteorologist Chip Redmond completes today’s show with a typical spring weather update. He says how Kansas will continue to fluctuate temperature and precipitation.


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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