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Jun 20, 2023

  • Farm Bill During the Eisenhower Administration
  • Early Weaning Calves
  • Bugs in Puddles


00:01:05 – Farm Bill During the Eisenhower Administration: Jenny Ifft, K-State agriculture policy specialist, begins today’s show as she continues sharing information about the Farm Bill. She discusses the time period during the Eisenhower administration. 


00:12:05 – Early Weaning Calves: Continuing the show is K-State Extension beef cattle specialist Justin Waggoner on early weaning calves. He reviews the things that producers need to keep in mind to have successful calf growth.

Early Weaning Calves Article

KSU Beef


00:23:03 – Deferring Costs, Increasing Cash Flow: Finishing the show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he suggests easing cash flow issues this summer by deferring costs until later in the year when milk prices are expected to be higher.



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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.


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.