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Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Eric Atkinson 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 Eric Atkinson 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.

    1356 – Grain Market Report: Soybeans and Corn … How is Kansas Weather Impacting Wheat?

    1356 – Grain Market Report: Soybeans and Corn … How is Kansas Weather Impacting Wheat?

    Grain Market Report: Soybeans and Corn How is Kansas Weather Impacting Wheat? Kansas Agricultural Weather: Finally Some Moisture!  
    00:01:00 – Grain Market Report: Soybeans and Corn: K-State grain economist, Dan O’Brien highlights China's preference for Brazilian soybeans over the U.S. crop and tension still with Mexico with their potential change in demand for U.S. corn.
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    00:12:00 – How is Kansas Weather Impacting Wheat?:With high-highs and low-lows in the world of weather, many may be be wondering how our Kansas wheat is holding up. Joining me to cover that subject is K-State multi-county agronomist for northwest Kansas, Jeanne Falk Jones. Jeanne shares that while the wheat has been through a lot this year, there is still hope for the resilient crop.
     
    00:23:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond says nearly all of Kansas, except the far southwest, received much-needed moisture with snowfall totals of 7-to-10 inches reported in some areas.
     
    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 Samantha Bennett 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.

    • 28 min
    1355 – Understanding How Agriculture Holds Up During Recessions...What Producers Can Do To Prepare for Hard Economic Times

    1355 – Understanding How Agriculture Holds Up During Recessions...What Producers Can Do To Prepare for Hard Economic Times

    Are We Preparing for a Recession?   How Agriculture Is Impacted by the Current Economic Environment Controlling Grasses Around Trees  
    00:01:04  — Are We Preparing for a Recession?: Today’s show begins with a two-part series on the current U.S. economic environment with K-State professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center, Brian Briggeman. In our first segment we discuss the history of rapidly raising interest rates to combat inflation, the current labor market, and consumer demand.
     
    00:12:04 — How Agriculture Is Impacted by the Current Economic Environment:  In part-two Brian continues the conversation, but this time focusing on the impact everything we discussed previously will have on agricultural producers. He shares optimism with land values and gives advice on what producers can actually control right now.
     
    00:23:07 — Controlling Grasses Around Trees: For this week’s horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham looks at past research from K-State’s John C. Pair Horticultural Center on the effect of controlling grasses around newly planted trees to get the best possible growth.
     
    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 Samantha Bennett 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
    1354 – The Importance of Ag Interns...Genetics vs Environment in Replacement Heifers

    1354 – The Importance of Ag Interns...Genetics vs Environment in Replacement Heifers

    KSU Feedlot Bootcamp and Interns New FSA Dairy Program and the Upcoming Women Managing the Farm Conference The Age-Old Question… Genetics versus Environment  
     
    00:01:08  — KSU Feedlot Bootcamp and Interns:  We kick off this Wednesday’s program with K-State faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Karol Fike. Karol joins us to discuss a program that she has helped in facilitating in the last five years for students at K-State called the Feedlot Bootcamp. She shares that the program gives interested students the opportunity to network with and learn from feedlot professionals across the state, and she also gives tips on what to look for in a potential intern and why internships today are so important.
     
    The Feedlot Bootcamps are generously sponsored by Zoetis, Midwest Pulls, Rabo Agrifinance, Philbro Animal Health, MicroTechnologies, and Axiota.
    You can contact Karol through her email which is karol@ksu.edu
    More information on the Feedlot Bootcamps can be found here
     
    00:12:12 — New FSA Dairy Program and the Upcoming Women Managing the Farm Conference:  We’re also joined by one of our friends from the Kansas FSA, Tonya Ackerman. Tonya shares insight on upcoming deadlines, a new program recently announced by Secretary Vilsack, and her excitement for the upcoming Women Managing the Farm Conference.
     
    00:23:04 — The Age-Old Question… Genetics versus Environment: In this week’s Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts, we are joined by K-State experts Brad While, Bob Larson, and Brian Lubbers for a discussion on whether genetics or the environment play a bigger role in replacement heifer development.
     
    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 Samantha Bennett 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.

    • 28 min
    1353 – Winter Lameness…It’s Not Always Foot Rot… Evaluating Corn Silage

    1353 – Winter Lameness…It’s Not Always Foot Rot… Evaluating Corn Silage

    Potential Causes of Winter Lameness in Cattle The Importance of Correctly Diagnosing Winter Lameness in Cattle Evaluating Moisture and Starch Content in Corn Silage  
     
    00:01:10  — Potential Causes of Winter Lameness in Cattle:  We begin today’s show with a conversation on winter lameness in cattle from Dr. J’s Beef podcast. In this two-part series we hear from K-State beef systems specialist, Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, and K-State veterinarian AJ Tarpoff. They discuss the many potential causes of winter lameness and stress the importance of not all cases being cases of foot rot.
     
    00:12:14 — The Importance of Correctly Diagnosing Winter Lameness in Cattle:  Jaymelynn Farney, K-State beef systems specialist, and AJ Tarpoff, K-State beef veterinarian, continue their conversation on winter lameness. AJ explains at what point a producer should call a veterinarian, and the importance of differentiating between these issues to lead to the best treatment option.
     
    Dr. J’s Beef Podcast
     
    00:23:07 — Evaluating Moisture and Starch Content in Corn Silage: In this week’s Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk recommends producers evaluate the moisture and starch content of their 2022 corn silage to determine if it met their goals. If not, he says they may want to consider making some adjustments for 2023.
     
     
    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 Samantha Bennett 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.

    • 28 min
    1352 – Anticipated Declines in Cattle Numbers … Weed Schools and Herbicide Changes

    1352 – Anticipated Declines in Cattle Numbers … Weed Schools and Herbicide Changes

    Anticipated Declines in Cattle Numbers Weed Schools and Herbicide Changes Bald Eagles Return to Kansas for Winter  
    00:01:00 – Anticipated Declines in Cattle Numbers: Director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, offers insight on why the markets seem to be down across the board and discusses anticipated drastic cattle number declines she gleaned from the most recent Cattle On Feed Report.
     
    00:12:00 – Weed Schools and Herbicide Changes: K-State weed science specialist, Sarah Lancaster, and southeastern area agronomist, Bruno Pedreira, let listeners know all about upcoming weed schools across the state. Bruno focuses on the importance of understanding soil conditions in order to decrease weeds in our forages, and Sarah highlights the many anticipated changes to come for herbicides.
     
    00:23:00 – Bald Eagles Return to Kansas for Winter: Joe Gerken, K-State fisheries and aquatics specialist, highlights Bald Eagles. He provides a population update on the ones that return to Kansas for winter and shares why you are more likely to spot them near water.
     
    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 Samantha Bennett 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.

    • 28 min
    1351 – Grain Market Report: Crops Affected by Drought … The Impact of Snow on Agricultural Soils

    1351 – Grain Market Report: Crops Affected by Drought … The Impact of Snow on Agricultural Soils

    Grain Market Report: Crops Affected by Drought The Impact of Snow on Agricultural Soils Kansas Agricultural Weather  
    00:01:00 – Grain Market Report: Crops Affected by Drought: K-State grain economist, Dan O’Brien, has the latest information on futures and cash markets and lists the percentages of crops affected by drought in Kansas.
     
    00:12:00 – The Impact of Snow on Agricultural Soils: Inspired by recent weather activity, K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond, walks us through different winter weather types. He explains that even differences in snow types can alter the impact that they have on our agricultural soils.
     
    00:23:00 – Kansas Agricultural Weather: K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond discusses the precipitation received across large amounts of the state earlier this week, where we currently stand on average snow fall this time of year, and what we can expect in February and beyond..
     
     
    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 Samantha Bennett 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.
     
     
     

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Want more agronomy

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

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