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Apr 11, 2024

  • Spring 2024 Kansas Farm Income Outlook
  • From Field Pennycress to CoverCress
  • Reminder About Cicadas and Ticks


00:01:05 – Spring 2024 Kansas Farm Income Outlook: Starting today’s show is Jenny Ifft and Joe Parcell from K-State as they review the 2024 Kansas Farm Income Outlook. The pair summarizes crop, livestock and farm income projections.

State Farm Income Estimates

Agricultural Net Income Situation for Property Tax Calculations

Black Sea Agricultural Markets

Winning the Game Grain Marketing


00:12:05 – From Field Pennycress to CoverCress: The Elmer G. Heyne Crop Science lecturer at K-State, Ratan Chopra, continues the show as he talks about the work that has been done at CoverCress and how it could impact agriculture.


00:23:05 – Reminder About Cicadas and Ticks: K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd has an update to finish today's show on the upcoming double emergence of 13-and 17-year cicadas and offers a word of caution regarding ticks.



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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