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Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout the state. It features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation. Kansas State University has produced daily, ag-related broadcasts since KSAC radio first went on the air in 1924. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the K ...
 
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• The weekly grain market update • K-State’s new sow farrowing house • Webinar series preview, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on another impressive week for the grain markets, triggered once more in large part by bullish fundamentals in t…
 
• Organizing a drought management plan for summer grazing • Developing a heritable trait index for bull fertility • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Spring insect pests in the home landscape… 00:01:30 – Drought Management Plan: K-State range and pasture management specialist Walt Fick discusses putting together a drought managemen…
 
Mental health stresses for ag producers and rural Kansans: Coping, concerns and finding help Ag news Stop, Look and Listen: Kansas commentary 00:01:29 – Mental Health Stresses for Producers and Rural Kansans : In that May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, K-State behavioral health specialist Brad Dirks discusses the stresses on agricultura…
 
Causes, diagnoses and treatments for cattle lameness CRP changes Ag news Nesting habits and benefits of cliff swallows 00:01:29 – Causes, Diagnoses and Treatments for Cattle Lameness: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises producers with cattle heading to grass to know the kinds of lameness that can occur in the herd. How to differentiate t…
 
Cattle market update: High feed costs and stagnant fed-cattle market Managing spring cattle breeding season Cold damage to corn 4-H communication project 00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: He talks about how the feeder cattle market is wres…
 
Second of a two-part series on grain market volatility: Today’s focus – wheat and soybeans Assessing winter wheat damage from the recent cold snap Ag news Kansas ag weather 00:01:30 – Market Volatility, Part 2 – Wheat and Soybeans: In the second of his two-part analysis of the grain markets this week, K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien focu…
 
First of a two-part series on grain market volatility: Today’s focus – corn and sorghum Aphid infestations in winter wheat, especially bird cherry oat aphids Ag news Home-grown herb gardens 00:01:29 – Market Volatility, Part 1 – Corn and Sorghum: In the first of a two-part discussion, K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the suppl…
 
Advantages & disadvantages of revocable trusts Reducing cattle fly breeding sites Ag news Stop, Look and Listen – Kansas commentary 00:01:29 – Revocable Trusts: Professor of agricultural law and taxation Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law discusses the advantages and disadvantages of putting a farm or ranch estate into a revocab…
 
Managing Crop Nutrient Uptake, especially phosphorous and potassium Impacts of BVD on Cow-calf Herds Ag news Bluegill Management in Farm Ponds 00:01:30 – Managing Crop Nutrient Uptake: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about one aspect of crop fertility management that producers should account for, even though it sometimes go…
 
Cattle Market Update Livestock Producers and Vet Availability Ag news 4-H Project-report Update 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's insight on the cattle markets: she recaps the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report and what it says about feedlots remaini…
 
• The weekly grain market update • Herbicide performance in cold weather • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at the market fundamentals that drove grain prices still higher this past week, most notably the export demand for …
 
• Anaplasmosis and dairy herd production • Considerations before planting a silage crop this spring • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Garden and landscape plants that likely survived, or succumbed to, the recent hard freeze… 00:01:30 – Anaplasmosis and Dairy Production: K-State veterinarians Hans Coetzee and Andrew Curtis discuss…
 
• K-State's latest foliar fungicide efficacy ratings for wheat disease management • Shattercane resistance confirmed in Kansas • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Foliar Fungicide Efficacy Ratings: K-State wheat disease specialist Kelsey Andersen reports that K-State's latest foliar fungicide ef…
 
• K-State's latest Kansas Agricultural Land Value Trends book is now available • Biofuels production expansion in Kansas • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • Grassland snake activity following a prescribed pasture burn… 00:01:30 – Land Value Book Now Available: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid announces that K-State's latest …
 
• The weekly cattle market update • “Days suitable for farm work” • Agricultural news • Recent 4-H horse events… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he reports on the latest trends in domestic and export beef demand, as per USDA data....he also talks about the f…
 
• The weekly grain market update • Herbicide availability to farmers this spring and summer • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on an extremely strong week for corn and grain sorghum exports, and on the prospects of that b…
 
• Parasite control for cattle destined for summer pasture • Ranking the effectiveness of common deworming products • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Ornamental gardening in the shady locations around the landscape… 00:01:30 – Parasite Control for Cattle: From the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, Gregg Hanzlicek offers…
 
• The condition of winter wheat across Kansas • An agricultural law update • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Winter Wheat Update: A look at the condition of winter wheat across Kansas with K-State wheat production crop specialist Romulo Lollato. He says early planted winter wheat has been help…
 
• The timeliness of corn and soybean planting • The USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • The economic costs inflicted by invasive wildlife species… 00:01:30 – Timeliness of Corn and Soybean Planting: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the timeliness of co…
 
• The weekly cattle market update • Readying stocker calves for summer pasture turnout • Agricultural news • Requesting disability accommodations for 4-H camps and county fairs… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment... in addition to reviewing last w…
 
• The weekly grain market update • Alfalfa weevil feeding in Kansas • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on another resoundingly bullish week in the grain markets, and he talks about what may be forthcoming in today's USDA…
 
• Potential dangers posed by volunteer wheat • Weed management for developing wheat • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Insect pests now at work on landscape woody ornamentals… 00:01:30 – Volunteer Wheat Risks: Wheat disease specialist Kelsey Andersen and weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster of K-State talk about reports of s…
 
• Testing fields for the soybean cyst nematode, ahead of spring planting • Making sound cow herd genetic decisions ahead of spring breeding • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Soybean Cyst Nematodes: K-State plant pathologist Rodrigo Onofre urges soybean growers to test their fields for the soyb…
 
• How will agricultural technology affect agricultural productivity growth in the future? • A new farm management decision tool from K-State • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • The increasing number of black bear sightings in Kansas… 00:01:30 – Agricultural Technology and Productivity Growth: K-State agricultural economists Beth Yeag…
 
• The weekly cattle market update • The latest “Cattle Chat” podcast • Agricultural news • 4-H community service projects… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he discusses the positive moves in both the fed cattle and boxed beef trades last …
 
• The weekly grain market update • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien has an extended look at two key reports released by USDA on Wednesday: Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks. 00:12:56 – Grain Market Update (Part 2): Continued…
 
• What can producers expect from the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative? • Weed management for cover crops • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Raised bed and container gardening… 00:01:30 – Pandemic Assistance For Producers: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and Farm Service Agency program specialist Todd Barrows …
 
• The impact of soil temperature at planting time, on corn plant development • An agricultural law update • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Early Corn Planting: As temperatures across the state continue to climb this spring, soil temperatures are also going up. K-State Research and Extension c…
 
• An update on the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers program • The latest “Cattle Chat” podcast • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • A new possibility for biological control of prairie dogs on rangeland… 00:01:30 – Pandemic Assistance for Producers: Todd Barrows, program specialist with the Kansas Farm Service Agency has an updat…
 
• The weekly cattle market update • Pre-breeding vaccination programs for the cow herd • Agricultural news • 4-H summer camp news… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's insight on the cattle markets: she discusses the improvement in the boxed beef market,…
 
• The weekly grain market update • Insect activity in Kansas wheat and alfalfa stands • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead next week's USDA prospective plantings report, and he comments on a notable development in the g…
 
• Effective fly control for cattle on grass • Some promising alternative non-insecticide fly control measures • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Using "weed and feed" products as part of early spring cool-season lawn management… 00:01:30 – Effective Fly Control For Cattle On Grass: K-State veterinary entomologist Cassandra Olds di…
 
• Patch burning, an alternative to prescribed pasture burning • Mineral nutrition management for cattle on grass • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Patch Burning: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney discusses the idea of patch burning as an alternative approach to prescribed pastur…
 
• An overview of the state of the Kansas winter wheat crop • Two new K-State informational resources for wheat growers • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • A new study of repellant products for dealing with nuisance bird activity… 00:01:30 – Winter Wheat Crop Update: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato is featured durin…
 
• The weekly cattle market update • Changes in the beef packing sector, and a new tool for cow-calf producers • Agricultural news • It’s time for individual 4-H projects to kick into high gear… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor goes over the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report, and reviews the very latest numbe…
 
• The weekly grain market update • The general economy at present, and the signals that agricultural producers should follow • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien highlights the current premiums associated with grain futures options…
 
• Principles of making reproduction decisions for the beef cattle herd • The latest Cattle Chat podcast • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • The steps to successfully planting a new landscape tree in the spring… 00:01:30 – Principles of Beef Cattle Reproduction Decisions: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney is joined by…
 
• Choosing a pre-emergence herbicide program for corn stands • An agricultural law update • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Pre-Emergence Herbicide for Corn: K-State weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster goes over the multiple considerations when mapping out a pre-emergence herbicide prog…
 
• Insect management for grain sorghum • A full update on Conservation Reserve Program opportunities • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • New research into discouraging domesticated cats from preying on backyard birds… 00:01:30 – Insect Management for Grain Sorghum: K-State research entomologist J.P. Michaud discusses insect management…
 
• The weekly cattle market update • Compelling reasons for putting beef bulls through a breeding soundness examination • Agricultural news • 4-H shooting sports news… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he talks about the new cattle futures boxed …
 
• The weekly grain market update • Managing grasslands following a wildfire • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the various predictions on row crop acreage to be planted in the U.S. this spring, ahead of the USDA's pla…
 
• Starter fertilizer management for corn • Perspectives on the international grain market scene • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Spring pruning of landscape trees and shrubs… 00:01:30 – Starter Fertilizer Management for Corn: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses starter fertilizer management for corn: he …
 
• The latest outlook on diseases in the current winter wheat crop • Observations on final corn seeding decisions • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – Winter Wheat Disease Outlook: K-State wheat disease specialists Kelsey Andersen and Erick DeWolf discuss the latest outlook on diseases in the curr…
 
• Salmonella-based scours disease in newborn calves • The ongoing wildfire threat in Kansas • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • New research on the compatibility of coyotes and red foxes in urban settings… 00:01:30 – Salmonella-Based Scours Disease: K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about a typically lesser cause of scours d…
 
• The weekly cattle market update • The beef cattle sector as the country emerges from the pandemic • Agricultural news • New videos for 4-H horse project participants… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University covers the cattle markets: he talks about the rush of feeder cattle sales this past we…
 
• The weekly grain market update • The latest “Cattle Chat” podcast • Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop” • Kansas agricultural weather… 00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the opportunities the markets are currently presenting to forward contract new-crop production at prices above produ…
 
• The pandemic and smaller meat processing operations • The new head of K-State's Department of Agronomy • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • Preparing the home garden for early vegetable planting… 00:01:30 – COVID-19 and Smaller Meat Processors: K-State meat processing specialist Liz Boyle takes a look at how the pandemic has impac…
 
• A new online resource for cow-calf producers • An agricultural law update • The latest agricultural news • Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…” 00:01:30 – New Website for Cow-Calf Producers: K-State beef reproduction physiologist Sandy Johnson talks about a new on-line resource for cow-calf producers which covers the gamut on cattle A-I …
 
• Do shipping distances impact calf prices paid at video auctions? • Program updates and news from the Kansas FSA • Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines” • Woody encroachment in grassland areas, and bird predation… 00:01:30 – Video Auction Price Study: K-State animal scientist Ken Odde reports on a new K-State analysis of beef calf prices …
 
• The weekly cattle market update • Comparing plant-based ground beef "alternatives" to actual ground beef • Agricultural news • Providing more equitable and accessible 4-H programs to local youth… 00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update: Agricultural economist Tyler Cozzens of the Livestock Marketing Information Center provides this week's cattle market a…
 
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