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Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout the state. It features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation. Kansas State University has produced daily, ag-related broadcasts since KSAC radio first went on the air in 1924.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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.

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Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout the state. It features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation. Kansas State University has produced daily, ag-related broadcasts since KSAC radio first went on the air in 1924.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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.

    1664 - Cattle Parasites...Cow-Calf Health

    1664 - Cattle Parasites...Cow-Calf Health

    Internal and External Parasites in Cattle Biosecurity Research for Cow-Calf Herd Health Planting Warm-Season Vegetables  
    00:01:05 – Internal and External Parasites in Cattle: Gregg Hanzlicek, K-State veterinarian, begins today’s show by talking about internal and external parasites and what cattle producers can do to fight them.
     
    00:12:05 – Biosecurity Research for Cow-Calf Herd Health: Continuing the show is Brad White and Bob Larson from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State as they discuss published research that talks about how biosecurity practices can impact cow-calf herds.
    Bovine Science with BCI Podcast
    Email BCI at bci@ksu.edu
     
    00:23:05 – Planting Warm-Season Vegetables: As temperatures across Kansas continue to warm up, K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent for Riley County, Gregg Eyestone, says it’s about time to plant warm-season vegetables to end the show for today.
     
     
    Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
     
    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

    • 27 min
    1663 - Frequent FSA Crop and Livestock Questions...White Grubs

    1663 - Frequent FSA Crop and Livestock Questions...White Grubs

    Answers to Crop and Livestock Questions at FSA White Grubs in Brome Fields Decreasing Expenses for Cattle Operations  
    00:01:05 – Answers to Crop and Livestock Questions at FSA: Getting today’s show started is Todd Barrows, Kansas Farm Service Agency chief program specialist, as he discusses programs that he has been getting questions about. 

    Farmers.gov
     
    00:12:05 – White Grubs in Brome Fields: Anthony Zukoff, K-State Extension entomologist, continues the show as he talks about white grubs and the impact that are having in brome fields in Kansas. Anthony explains why this pest is not a concern every year.
    K-State Entomology
    Anthony Zukoff
    azukoff@k-state.edu
     
    00:23:05 – Decreasing Expenses for Cattle Operations: Part of the Beef Cattle Institute’s Cattle Chat podcast with Brad White, Bob Larson, Phillip Lancaster, Dustin Pendell and Jason Warner completes today’s show as the group converse about decreasing costs on cattle operations.
    BCI Cattle Chat Podcast
    Bovine Science with BCI Podcast
    Email BCI at bci@ksu.edu
     
     
    Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
     
    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

    • 27 min
    1662 - Current Canola Crop...BRD Vaccine

    1662 - Current Canola Crop...BRD Vaccine

    Canola Crop in Kansas Bovine Respiratory Disease Vaccine Controlling Flies on the Dairy  
    00:01:05 – Canola Crop in Kansas: Starting today’s show is K-State canola breeder Mike Stamm to talk about the current state of the canola crop in Kansas. He says what the crop has experienced and what growers need to keep an eye on moving forward.
    Spring Freeze Effects on Winter Canola
     
    00:12:05 – Bovine Respiratory Disease Vaccine: Information about a newly developed Bovine Respiratory Disease vaccine from Louisiana State University professor of molecular virology Shafiqul Chowdhury keeps the show going as he talks about the benefits.
    LSU-Developed Vaccine Could Save U.S. Cattle Industry $1 Billion Annually
     
    00:23:05 – Controlling Flies on the Dairy: Now is the time to take steps to control fly breeding on dairy farms so to end today’s show K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk recommends focusing on three things: where flies rest, feed and breed.  
     
     
    Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
     
    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

    • 27 min
    1661 - Meat Demand Monitor...Crop Pests

    1661 - Meat Demand Monitor...Crop Pests

    Cattle Market and Meat Demand Monitor Update on Crop Pests Snakes are Becoming More Active  
    00:01:05 – Cattle Market and Meat Demand Monitor: Glynn Tonsor, K-State livestock economist, kicks off the show with a cattle market outlook. He talks about things taking place globally that can impact the market and provides an update on the Meat Demand Monitor.

    Glynn on AgManager.info
     
    00:12:05 – Update on Crop Pests: Keeping the show rolling is K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth with an update on pests in fields. He talks about alfalfa weevils, pea aphids and what growers should be watching for in their fields moving forward.
     
    00:23:05 – Snakes are Becoming More Active: Information about snakes from K-State wildlife specialist, Drew Ricketts, ends today’s show as he explains why people will start seeing them more often and how they can end up in homes.
     
     
    Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
     
    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


     

    • 27 min
    1660 - Foreign Exchange and Grain Markets...Storms in Kansas

    1660 - Foreign Exchange and Grain Markets...Storms in Kansas

    April WASDE Report Review, Part 1 April WASDE Report Review, Part 2 Impactful Weather System for Kansas  
    00:01:05 – April WASDE Report Review, Part 1: K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien and the senior economist at the IGP Institute Guy Allen kick off today’s show by discussing the grain market both domestically and internationally. In the first segment they talk about the foreign exchange, wheat and corn.
     
    00:12:05 – April WASDE Report Review, Part 2: The pair converse about grain sorghum, soybeans, cotton and transportation in the second segment.
    Dan O'Brien on AgManager.info
    WASDE Report
     
    00:23:05 – Impactful Weather System for Kansas: Finishing the show is Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, as he says how the state continues to experience fire weather but that could be changing for parts of the state with the next systems.
     
     
    Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
     
    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

    • 27 min
    1659 - Kansas Farm Income Projections...CoverCress

    1659 - Kansas Farm Income Projections...CoverCress

    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.
    CoverCress.com
     
    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.
     
     
    Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.
     
    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

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Western Kansas Agriculturalist ,

Good Overall View of Kansas Agriculture

Provides great insights around what is going on around the state. Implementing more agronomy insights would be helpful.

Comcke ,

Want more agronomy

Good show but it’s really grain and livestock heavy. Would like more agronomy info

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