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Mar 5, 2024

  • Industry Training Course
  • Price Discovery
  • The Possibility of Dairy Herd Expansion


00:01:05 – Industry Training Course: Starting today’s show is Justin Waggoner, Extension beef cattle specialist, informing people about an upcoming 30-hour OSHA course for feedyard, dairy and agriculture workers.

OSHA General Industry Course

Kansas Custom Rates Survey


00:12:05 – Price Discovery: Jenny Ifft K-State Flinchbaugh agricultural policy chair continues the show by discussing what has come from price discovery. She also shares a quick farm bill update.

Historic ARC, PLC and SCO Payouts

Estimated County Outcome 2015-2022


00:23:05 – The Possibility of Dairy Herd Expansion: K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk completes today’s show by saying how one key ingredient – replacement heifers – may be missing from dairy herd expansion. That’s something he says to take into account when considering participation in USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage Program.  



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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