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Jun 7, 2024

  • Positive Grain Markets
  • Tar Spot Confirmed in Kansas for 2024
  • Rainfall Across Kansas


00:01:05 – Positive Grain Markets: K-State grain economist, Dan O’Brien, kicks off today’s show explaining what we are seeing in the grain market and contributing international factors. 

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00:12:05 – Tar Spot Confirmed in Kansas for 2024: Continuing the show is Rodrigo Onofre, K-State row crop plant pathology specialist, with information on the conformation of tar spot in Kansas for 2024. We are also joined by Ron Wilson, director of Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, with a Kansas profile on Sunflower Summer.

Low Levels of Tar Spot have been Confirmed in Kansas


00:23:05 – Rainfall Across Kansas: Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, ends the show today with a weather update. He says what when Kansans can expect the weather to warm up.  

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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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