K-State Agriculture Today: 1417 – Slow Down in the Cattle Markets…Forest Rehabilitation

  • Cattle Market Update for This Week
  • Planting Considerations for Corn in 2023
  • Potential for Rain on the Radar


00:01:10 – Cattle Market Update for This Week: We begin this week’s programming with our cattle market update. This week we are joined by Iowa State University livestock economist Lee Schulz. He shares that the markets took somewhat of a breathing period after several weeks of strong movement. He also highlights two recently released USDA reports – April’s Cattle on Feed and the 2022 Livestock Slaughter Annual Summary. 


A group of undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture here at K-State are collecting listener data from Agricutlure Today for a class project. If you have the time and are willing please feel free to take the survey at the link below. 

Link to undergraduate survey on Agriculture Today 


00:12:03 – Planting Considerations for Corn in 2023: The show continues with K-State farm systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti. Ignacio shared insight on soybean planting considerations last week and joins us today to highlight this year’s corn crop. The K-State specialist emphasizes again the lack of water in our soils and the importance of adjusting seeding rates.

More information on corn plant density adjustments from Ignacio from the KSU Agronomy eUpdate


00:23:05 – Forest Rehabilitation: For our wildlife segment this week we are joined by K-State wildlife specialist, Drew Ricketts. Drew ends today’s show by discuss management strategies for forest rehabilitation.


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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 Samantha Bennett 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.


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