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May 13, 2024

  • Cattle Market Exports
  • Factors for Sorghum Planting
  • Bats in Homes


00:01:05 – Cattle Market Exports: Beginning today's show is Lee Schulz, Iowa State University livestock economist, with this week's cattle market update as he discusses the current market, export numbers and a livestock slaughter summary for 2023. 

USMEF Monthly Export Numbers

USDA Weekly Export Numbers

2023 Livestock Slaughter Summary


00:12:05 – Factors for Sorghum Planting: K-State farming systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti continues the show with sorghum planting reminders. He touches on seeding rate, planting dates, planting depth and row spacing. 

Sorghum Management Considerations: Planting Practices


00:23:05 – Bats in Homes: Drew Ricketts, K-State wildlife specialist, ends today's show by mentioning why people could start seeing bats in their living spaces and what to do and when to remove them. 



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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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