1261 – How Are Slaughter Numbers Playing Out? … NASA and Extension Work to Help Producers

  • How Are Slaughter Numbers Playing Out?
  • NASA and Extension Work to Help Producers
  • Converting Land to Native Wildlife Habitat


00:01:00 – How Are Slaughter Numbers Playing Out?: In this week’s cattle market report, Oklahoma State University livestock economist, Derrell Peel, explains the current cash and futures markets and breaks down the difference between slaughter numbers anticipated at the beginning of this year and how things have played out


00:12:00 – NASA and Extension Work to Help Producers: NASA scientists Brad Doorn, Chris Hain, and Forest Melton discuss their recent tour of Kansas and visit with K-State Research and Extension and producers and describe their goal of creating data analytic tools with producers’ needs in mind and the on-going relationship between the team with NASA and Extension specialists

More information on NASA’s visit to K-State

More inforamtion on the work NASA does involving agriculture

00:23:00 – Converting Land to Native Wildlife Habitat: In this week’s wildlife management segment, K-State wildlife Extension specialist, Drew Ricketts, discusses four programs that provide opportunities to assist landowners in converting land back into native wildlife habitat

Habitat First Program Website

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Website

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Website

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Website


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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.


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