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May 15, 2024

  • FSA Loan Programs for Farms and Youth
  • Hard Winter Wheat Tour, Day 1
  • Trying to Keep Bulls Safe


00:01:05 – FSA Loan Programs for Farms and Youth: Beginning today’s show is Josh Ridder, Kansas Farm Service Agency farm loan chief, discussing their direct farm operating loan program as well as the youth loan program.


00:12:05 – Hard Winter Wheat Tour, Day 1: Romulo Lollato, K-State wheat production specialist, continues the show with how the hard winter wheat tour has started. He explains what concerns and expected yields they are seeing for this year's crop.

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00:23:05 – Trying to Keep Bulls Safe: The Beef Cattle Institute’s Brad White, Bob Larson, Brian Lubbers and Phillip Lancaster round out today’s show on a segment of the Cattle Chat podcast as they converse about different methods of hoping to keep bulls safe when they are introduced together.

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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