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Mar 4, 2024

  • Cattle Inventory Cycle
  • Kansas Land Values
  • Fertilizing Ponds


00:01:05 – Cattle Inventory Cycle: A cattle market update with Iowa State University livestock economist, Lee Schulz, kicks off today’s show. He discusses the inventory cycle and the recently released USDA cold storage report.

Cattle, sheep inventory cycles are changing


00:12:05 – Kansas Land Values: Keeping the show rolling is K-State agricultural economist, Robin Reid, with information about the Kansas Land Values book. She explains the land market trends she recognized when putting it together.

Kansas Land Values Book


00:23:05 – Fertilizing Ponds: Joe Gerken, K-State fisheries and aquatics Extension specialist, finishes today’s show by saying who should be fertilizing their ponds and who shouldn't be. 


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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