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Jul 12, 2023

  • General CRP and Rural Energy
  • Farm and Ranch Transition Conferences
  • When to Castrate Calves


00:01:05 – General CRP and Rural Energy: We begin today’s show with Nicole Welborn, Kansas Farm Service Agency agricultural program specialist, to discuss general CRP. Also joining is USDA’s Rod Bain, Deborah Yocum, Tom Vilsack and Kamala Neal with information about a program to improve rural energy.


00:12:05 – Farm and Ranch Transition Conferences: Ashlee Westerhold, the director of the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition at K-State, continues the show with an opportunity for north central Kansas producers to learn more about farm and ranch transitioning.

Transition Conferences 


00:23:05 – When to Castrate Calves: Concluding today’s show is the Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts with a conversation about when to castrate calves, joining is Brad White, Brian Lubbers and Bob Larson.



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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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