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May 31, 2024

  • Grain Market Position
  • Too Much Water for Some Corn and Soybeans
  • All of Kansas Seeing Moisture


00:01:05 – Grain Market Position: Getting today’s show started is K-State grain economist, Dan O’Brien, with this week’s grain market update. He talks about the current market as well as price outlook probabilities. 

Dan O'Brien on

Winning the Game


00:12:05 – Too Much Water for Some Corn and Soybeans: K-State farming systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti keeps the show rolling as he explains how saturated soil and standing water in corn and soybean fields can affect the crop. 

Effect of Standing Water and Saturated Soils on Corn Growth

Soybean Response to Standing Water and Saturated Soils


00:23:05 – All of Kansas Seeing Moisture: Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, ends today’s show by saying how more of Kansas has received rain for this week’s weather update. He also discusses what weather is expected for the coming week.

Mesonet's Animal Comfort Index



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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