K-State Research and Extension News
May 13, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Monday, May 13

K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor offers this week's cattle
market analysis: he shares his latest beef demand index calculations,
which show a favorable beef consumption trend, and looks at central
and northern plains pasture conditions and the potential impact on
cattle numbers

The state director of the Farm Service Agency, Adrian Polansky,
reminds landowners of the forthcoming general enrollment for the
Conservation Reserve Program, stressing that this may be the last
general C-R-P opportunity offered for some time....he also, talks
about the possibility of emergency haying and grazing of C-R-P in
those still-dry parts of Kansas this summer

The state statistician for Kansas Agricultural Statistics, Jason
Lamprecht, reviews the just-released Bluestem Pasture Report, which
provides information on pasture lease rates in the Flint Hills region

And for this week's Kansas 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist
Diane Mack encourages 4-H adult project leaders to start planning out
summer project activites right away

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM), which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska, eastern
Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be heard over the
K-State Radio Network website. Also see the Agriculture Today archives.


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, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News