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Nov 22, 2021

  • Cattle Market Update
  • Livestock Waste as a Crop Nutrient Source
  • Upcoming Agricultural Events


00:01:00 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers his take on the "staying power" of the current rally in the fed cattle market, and he talks about whether rising retail beef prices will eventually take a toll on domestic beef demand


00:12:00 – Livestock Waste as a Crop Nutrient Source: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about utilizing livestock waste as a crop nutrient source, in light of soaring commercial fertilizer prices:  he discusses running an analysis of that waste to determine its actual nutrient content, and how to effectively apply it to fields for eventual access by crops


00:23:00 – Upcoming Agricultural Events: This week's K-State Research and Extension agriculture calendar features several crop production-oriented events in early December



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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 Eric Atkinson 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.