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May 28, 2024

  • Ragweed in Cattle Pastures
  • Ukraine Crop Numbers
  • Calculating the Number of Heifers


00:01:05 – Ragweed in Cattle Pastures: K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney starts the show with information about if western ragweed impacts pastures and if that effects cattle gain.

How Does Western Ragweed Impact Pasture Production? 


00:12:05 – Ukraine Crop Numbers: Antonino Broyaka, K-State Extension associate in the department of agricultural economics, continues the show with an update on Ukraine. She discusses crop acres, imports and exports. 

Full Ukraine Update


00:23:05 – Calculating the Number of Heifers: Ending today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he says there are some important calculations that need to be made to determine how many heifers are actually needed on the farm.



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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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