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Feb 8, 2022

  • Fuel Price Trends and Price Outlook for 2022
  • Details on USDA’s Down Payment Program
  • Pre-Fresh Management of Transition Dairy Cows


00:01:00 – Fuel Price Trends and Price Outlook for 2022: K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about his new analysis of fuel price trends, and the seasonal tendencies of gas and diesel prices of importance to farmers and ranchers, based on historical trends...he also offers his fuel price outlook for the rest of 2022


00:12:00 – Details on USDA’s Down Payment Program: Farm loan chief Josh Ridder of the Farm Service Agency goes over another facet of the USDA's Direct Farm Ownership loan program, called the Down Payment Program:  it serves to partially finance the purchase of a family farm by an eligible beginning farmer or socially disadvantaged farmer...he goes over the maximum loan amounts available, as well as the loan rates and terms


00:23:00 – Pre-Fresh Management of Transition Dairy Cows: On this week's edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk talks about planning for pre-fresh management of transition dairy cows



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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.


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