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May 31, 2023

  • FSA Farm Operating Loan
  • Kansas Land Values
  • Checking Cattle at Pasture


00:01:06 – FSA Farm Operating Loan: Josh Ridder, farm loan chief with Kansas FSA, begins today’s show. He discusses Farm Service Agency’s farm operating loan and the youth loan program.

Farm Loan Tools with FSA


00:12:06 – Kansas Land Values: Continuing today’s show is K-State agricultural economist, Robin Reid, with the new Kansas Agricultural Land Values and Trends. She says that this report provides a lot of data to people interested in Kansas agricultural land. 

Kansas Land Values Book on AgManager


00:23:07 – Checking Cattle at Pasture: The Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts concludes this Wednesday’s show with a conversation on how often cattle producers should be checking their cattle out at pasture. Brad White, Brian Lubbers and Phillip Lancaster answer this listener’s question.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

Bovine Science with BCI Podcast

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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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