K-State Agriculture Today: 1401 – Concern for Kansas Wheat…Fire Weather Risk Continues Next Week

  • Slight Grain Market Increases After Several Weeks of Lows
  • 2023 Animal Science Leadership Academy and Wheat Producers Worried
  • Fire Weather Risk Continues


00:01:11 – Slight Grain Market Increases After Several Weeks of Lows: Today’s show begins with a grain market update from K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien. Dan kicks off the show with a preview of what the rest of the show will feature – worry over the incoming Kansas wheat crop. He also discuss the slight increases in prices across the markets following some lows from the past several weeks.

The latest from Dan on AgManager


00:12:15 – 2023 Animal Science Leadership Academy and Wheat Producers Worried: Sharon Breiner serves as the director of the Animal Science Leadership Academy here at K-State and she joins us today to share information on the 2023 program. Applications are now open for high school students looking to take advantage of the opportunity and she encourages young students interested in animal science to get their applications in before the April 15th deadline.

More information on the 2023 K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy


We also hear from Mary Marsh with the Kansas Wheat Commission. She shares that even producer optimism is starting to wane for this year’s Kansas wheat crop.

More from the Kansas Wheat Commission


00:23:04 – Fire Weather Risk Continues: Fire weather risks that started this week will continue into next according to K-State meteorologist Chip Redmond. Chip rounds out this week’s programming with an agricultural weather report that doesn’t include too much optimism for precipitation in the month ahead as we conclude the month of March as potentially the 17th driest on record for Kansas.


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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 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.


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