00:01:00 – LMIC Analysis of Prime Grade Beef: Livestock Marketing Information Center director and senior economist, Katelyn McCullock, provides an overview of the cash market for last week, including the futures and boxed beef markets. She discusses an analysis by LMIC that shows a pretty big difference between prime grade beef and the other branded and choice products, compared to a year ago.
00:14:00 – Information for Calculating Cash Rental Rates: K-State economist Greg Ibendahl covers the key components that go into calculating cash rental rates. He explains why it’s important for producers to consider their revenue and expenses, past and future profits on rented acres and government payments.
00:25:00 – Getting Ponds Ready for Winter: K-State aquatics and fishery specialist Joe Gerkin covers the recommended steps for preparing farm ponds for winter, including debris removal, slowly reducing fish food and turning off aeration systems.
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