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Jul 2, 2024

  • Fins, Fur and Feathers: Reintroducing Alligator Snapping Turtles
  • Kansas Net Farm Income Estimated Projections
  • How Dairy is Handling the Heat


00:01:05 – Fins, Fur and Feathers: Reintroducing Alligator Snapping Turtles: Beginning the show is another episode of Fins, Fur and Feathers with K-State’s Drew Ricketts and Joe Gerken as they talk about the reintroduction of alligator snapping turtles. Joe mentions the benefits and concerns of snapping turtles.

Fins, Fur and Feathers

K-State Wildlife


00:12:05 – Kansas Net Farm Income Estimated Projections: Gregg Ibendahl, K-State Extension farm management economist, keeps today’s show rolling as he discusses his net farm income projections for the rest of 2024 and 2025.

Webinar - Estimate of Kansas Net Farm Income for 2024 and 2025

Publication- A Preliminary Estimate for 2024 Kansas Net Farm Income and a Projection for 2025


00:23:05 – How Dairy is Handling the Heat: With the summer heat arrival K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk ends today’s show by saying that measuring the herd’s respiration rate in the morning and again in the evening is the simplest way to determine if the herd is cooling off at night and how well it’s handling daytime heat.  



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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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