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Jun 3, 2024

  • May Meat Demand Monitor
  • Corn Pests: Corn Rootworm and Earworm
  • Faces in Agriculture: Laura Haffner


00:01:05 – May Meat Demand Monitor: Glynn Tonsor, K-State livestock economist, begins today’s show with a cattle market update. He explains movements in the market, higher daily price limits and his new Meat Demand Monitor report.

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Meat Demand Monitor - May 2024


00:12:05 – Corn Pests: Corn Rootworm and Earworm: Continuing the show is K-State Extension entomologist Anthony Zukoff with information on corn rootworm and corn earworm and how the pest can impact the corn crop.

Crop Insects in Kansas

Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch has Begun in Kansas

Wheat Plot Tour


00:23:05 – Faces in Agriculture: Laura Haffner: Another segment of Faces in Agriculture ends today’s show. Laura Haffner from Ellis County talks about the labor challenges her operation has faced and what she has done to help others see its impact.

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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.


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