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Jul 31, 2023

  • Calm Cattle Market
  • Ukraine Update
  • Seeing More Snakes


00:01:05 – Calm Cattle Market: Starting today’s show is K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor with a cattle market update. He discusses feedlot returns, the upcoming meat demand monitor and events where people can learn more about the cattle market.

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00:12:05 – Ukraine Update: Antonina Broyaka, K-State associate in the department of agricultural economics, continues the show with an update on Ukraine. They continue to experience conditions highly unfavorable to agriculture production. 

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00:23:05 – Seeing More Snakes: Rounding out today’s show is K-State fisheries and aquatics Extension specialist, Joe Gerken, with information on snakes. He shares about how snakes contribute to the ecosystem.


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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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