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Oct 9, 2023

  • Change in Cattle Market's Seasonal Demand
  • Fall 2023 Income Outlook
  • Leaves in Ponds


00:01:05 – Change in Cattle Market's Seasonal Demand: Beginning the show is Katelyn McCullock, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, with this week’s cattle market update. She discusses trade data and LMIC’s cattle feeding returns report.


00:12:05 – Fall 2023 Income Outlook: K-State’s Jenny Ifft and Joe Parcell continue the show as they discuss the income outlook for Kansas agriculture. They say income is similar to last year, but operation’s income is probably not the same.

Fall 2023 Kansas Farm Income Outlook


00:23:05 – Leaves in Ponds: Joe Gerken, K-State fisheries and aquatics Extension specialist, completes the show by explaining how leaves can be beneficial or concerning for ponds depending on the quantity. 


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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.