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Jul 24, 2023

  • Cattle Market and Report
  • Space Impacting Agriculture
  • Vole Control


00:01:05 – Cattle Market and Report: Lee Schulz, Iowa State livestock economist starts today's show with a cattle market update. He discusses how pre-report expectations compare to the released cattle inventory and cattle on feed reports. 

Cattle on Feed

Cattle Inventory


00:12:05 – Space Impacting Agriculture: Continuing the show is Terry Griffin, K-State precision agricultural economist, and Kathy Draeger from the University of Minnesota with how things happening in space could impact earth and agriculture. They say we are likely nearing another event. 



00:23:05 – Vole Control: K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts completes today's show with information about voles and how to manage and control 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.


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.