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Apr 10, 2024

  • In-progress Cases that Impact Agriculture
  • Starter Fertilizer for Corn
  • Where Cattle Are


00:01:05 – In-progress Cases that Impact Agriculture: Roger McEowen, K-State and Washburn law professor, begins today’s show with information about cases that involve the Clean Water Act and PFAS, both cases that could be impactful to agriculture.

Property Rights Edition - Blog Article

Roger on


00:12:05 – Starter Fertilizer for Corn: Continuing the show is K-State soil fertility specialist Dorivar Ruiz Diaz as he talks about starter fertilizer for corn and the effects of placement.

Starter Fertilizer for Corn


00:23:05 – Where Cattle Are: K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute finishes today’s show as Brad White, Phillip Lancaster, Brian Lubbers and Bob Larson answer questions about cattle from Dustin Pendell.



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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