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Agriculture Today Clip Archive

Below are direct-download audio clips of each segment of the Agriculture Today program from June 1, 2017 - Feb. 23, 2018. For the sake of staff-time efficiency, individual clips are no longer provided. 

Those who wish to use a segment of a more recent episode are free to download that day's full episode and edit the .mp3 file as needed. Time codes for each segment are provided in the show notes of each episode, all of which are available on the Agriculture Today podcast page at agtoday.net

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Program Date

Segment Title and Description

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2-23-18

USDA Grain Outlook:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum projections on grain production and prices, and he shares his updated price probability forecast for corn based on the new USDA numbers

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2-23-18

Lower Horsepower Tractors:  K-State agricultural economics researcher Jared Cullop and precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talk about a new K-State study on the role of utility tractors in commercial agricultural production...the research identifies the crop production fieldwork that can be achieved with lower-horsepower tractors, which can be useful information for producers who are looking to economize in their field operations

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2-23-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines

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2-23-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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2-22-18

National FFA Week: The executive director of the Kansas FFA Foundation, Beth Gaines, talks about the array of activities that are going on around Kansas this week in recognition of National FFA Week...she also talks about the ongoing growth of the FFA in Kansas, with more new chapters springing up, and about the latest foundation fundraising initiatives in support of the organization

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2-22-18

Water Use Reports:  From the Division of Water Resources in the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sean Williams reminds crop irrigators and other water use permit holders that next Thursday is the deadline for reporting 2017 water use...he'll go over how to take care of that on line, if one prefers to do so...he'll also talk about the stepped-up penalties now in effect for not reporting water use

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2-22-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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2-22-18

Garden Soil Testing:  For this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton advises home gardeners to have their soils tested for nutrient content now, ahead of the growing season

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2-21-18

Bull Selection Tips:  K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber offers advice on selection and post-purchase management of young bulls as the spring bull sale season is nearly underway...this in advance of the 2018 Legacy Bull Sale at K-State, which will be part of Cattlemen's Day at the university a week from this Friday

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2-21-18

Prescribed Burn Associations:  Fire protection specialist Jason Hartman of the Kansas Forest Service at K-State talks about the increasing popularity of prescribed burn associations in Kansas...he explains the objectives behind forming one of these associations, and what individual landowners gain from belonging to one of these when it comes to burning pasture

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2-21-18

Ag News:   Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines

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2-21-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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2-20-18

Marestail in Soybeans:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson looks at the options for controlling marestail on ground to be planted to soybeans, based on K-State herbicide field trials...he advises growers to jump on emerging marestail with a herbicide application as soon as possible in the early spring

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2-20-18

Family Living Expenses:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about trends in Kansas farm family living expenses, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...he reports that adjustments in those expenditures tend to lag behind the shifts in net farm income, saying that farm families need to watch this expense category very carefully this year

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2-20-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines

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2-20-18

Raptors and Pasture Burning:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee cites a new study conducted in Oklahoma, which recorded hawk numbers and activity during and following prescribed pasture burning

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2-19-18

Cattle Report Forecast:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, covers the cattle market scene this week:  he talks about last week's impressive rally in the cattle markets overall...he offers the LMIC's projections on the USDA cattle-on-feed report coming out on Friday...and he discusses the outlook for the cull cow market

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2-19-18

Changing Cattle Conformation:  A featured speaker at the 2018 Kansas Cattle Drive which took place Saturday in Buhler, co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension:  a native Kansan and the head of the Animal Sciences Department at Oklahoma State University, Clint Rusk...he talks about the changes in cattle conformation over time and where he thinks that needs to be to best serve both producers and beef customers in the years immediately ahead

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2-19-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree Tales

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2-19-18

4-H Horse Volunteer:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn is joined by the newly-named Kansas 4-H Horse Volunteer of the Year, Jean Huntley of Edwards County

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2-16-18

Dry Weather Prices:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the price support currently in the markets from dry weather concerns in U.S. crop production regions and in Argentina and Brazil, saying that the winter price lows are probably now in, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends

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2-16-18

Saluting Farm Women:  A keynote speaker at the 2018 Women Managing the Farm Conference co-sponsored by K-State this week in Manhattan:  the founder and president of FarmHer, Marji Guyler-Alaniz, tells how her idea of publicizing the role of farm women through photography has now evolved into a large multi-media initiative....she urges all women involved in production agriculture to tell their stories through social media and web sites

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2-16-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop

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2-16-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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2-15-18

Bud Box Publication:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about an improvement in cattle handling facilities that has proven its worth in reducing stress on cattle...the "Bud box" system:  K-State has just come out with a new publication which fully illustrates how a Bud box can be effectively incorporated into existing facilities

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2-15-18

K-State Cattlemen's Day:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi previews the 2018 Cattlemen's Day at K-State, set for Friday, March 2nd...that program will include the keynote speaker, a Kansas native who has been nominated as the U.S. chief agricultural trade negotiator...also, K-State youth livestock coordinator Lexie Hayes looks ahead to two K-State junior livestock days coming up in March, registrations for which are being taken now

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2-15-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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2-15-18

Pruning Fruit Trees:  On this week's horticulture segment, Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone talks about the importance of pruning fruit trees here in late winter

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2-14-18

Crop Insurance Premiums:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby comments on the administration-proposed cuts to the crop insurance program and the ensuing impact on coverage...and he talks about why crop insurance premiums on corn and soybeans may be lower this year for farmers in lower-risk counties

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2-14-18

Sorghum Aphid Control:  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud talks about his ongoing research on a beneficial insect which can effectively serve as a control option for sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum:  he points out what producers can do to encourage the activity of the Asian lady beetle...he also talks about a new insecticide product for contending with sugarcane aphids

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2-14-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines

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2-14-18

Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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2-13-18

Soybean Seed Treatments:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about what's to be gained by treating soybean seed with a fungicide ahead of spring planting...he points to the specific seedling diseases that merit investment in a seed treatment, and he cites a helpful reference for growers in selecting a treatment product

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2-13-18

Machinery Illumination Regs:  K-State agricultural engineer Ed Brokesh talks about the regulations now in effect under the Agricultural Machinery Illumination and Safety Act, which promotes greater visibility of farm equipment as it travels public roadways...he talks about what machinery does and doesn't have to meet the new regulations, and what illumination requirements apply to those who fabricate their own over-the-road equipment

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2-13-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines

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2-13-18

Renovating Leaky Ponds:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about renovating a leaky farm pond at this time, as the dry conditions are offering an opportunity to do so

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2-12-18

Cattle Market Factors:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he remarks on last week's tumble in the stock market, and if that should be of concern to the beef cattle sector...and he suggests that cattle producers might want to consider advance-pricing their feed and forage needs for the coming months right now, given the concerns over dry weather ahead

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2-12-18

Pigs and Antibiotics:  Another featured speaker at K-State's Swine Profitability Conference last week:  from Southwest Veterinary Services out of Ontario, Canada, veterinarian Doug MacDougald talks about managing pig health with minimal antibiotic use in commercial pig production...as his firm has been working with producers in Canada and the U.S. toward that end

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2-12-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of Tree Tales

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2-12-18

4-H Volunteer Specialist:  For this week's 4-H segment, Jeff Wichman visits with the new K-State 4-H volunteer specialist, Shane Potter, about his goals in supporting and developing the adult volunteer workforce in Kansas 4-H

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2-9-18

Sorghum Price Plummet:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien addresses the circumstances that led to the freefall in grain sorghum prices early this week, and he sizes up the market signals from the USDA's latest grain supply and demand report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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2-9-18

Irrigation Conference Details:  K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers walks through the numerous leading crop irrigation topics that will be covered at the 2018 Central Plains Irrigation Conference co-sponsored by K-State....this year's event takes place February 20-21 in Colby, and has been restructured to give irrigators more latitude in conference participation

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2-9-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Jordan Hildebrand presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop

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2-9-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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2-8-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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2-8-18

Dormant Lawn Overseeding:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about dormant overseeding of bare spots in a cool-season lawn....a project that can be taken on here in late winter

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2-7-18

Swine Profitability Conference:  Two of the featured speakers at K-State's 2018 Swine Profitability Conference yesterday:  the executive vice president of Seaboard Foods, Gary Louis, shares his view of the dynamics that will most greatly influence the pork industry over the next few years...and hog producer Ben Woolley of Sunterra Farms talks about making the transition to antibiotic-free pork production and marketing

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2-7-18

Corn Production Questions:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about some of the corn production questions on the minds of producers as they attended the recent series of K-State Corn Production Schools around the state...including variable seeding rates and input applications, with an eye toward economizing without impeding corn yields and crop profitability

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2-7-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines

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2-7-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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2-6-18

Farm Bill Forums:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor and University of Nebraska agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben discuss the early talking points on the 2018 Farm Bill, as they preview a series of Farm Bill Forums to be co-hosted by K-State and UNL in the coming weeks in Kansas and Nebraska

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2-6-18

Canola Nutrient Topdressing:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm talks about the state of the canola crop heading into late winter, and about the necessity of topdressing canola with nitrogen and potentially other nutrients here in the month of February

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2-6-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines

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2-6-18

Snowy Owl Plight:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the return of the snowy owl to Kansas this winter, and why it struggles to survive in our region

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2-5-18

Cattle Inventory Impact:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured in this week's cattle market segment:  he offers his take on the USDA's latest cattle inventory report and what it says about cattle herd expansion, and he talks about the market fundamentals that he says are keeping the cattle sector in a generally favorable place economically right now

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2-5-18

Beef Demand Study:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor summarizes the research findings that he reported at the national cattle producers' conference last week on the determinants of beef demand...this was a beef checkoff-funded study of the factors that are currently influencing demand, and the results revealed that factors other than retail price have a greater impact on consumer beef demand

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2-5-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headline, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree Tales

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2-5-18

4-H Space Tech Event:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the next 4-H Space Tech event coming up...it's called the Alien Experience, to take place this spring at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson

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2-2-18

Crop Breakeven Budgets:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien goes over his just-completed breakeven budgets for irrigated corn, grain sorghum and soybean production in Kansas heading into spring planting, and how producers can use those to identify forward pricing opportunities, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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2-2-18

Cover Crops and Soil Health:  K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley talks about selecting a cover crop for the purpose of improving crop soil health, discussing what comprises a healthy soil and where cover crops can contribute...she's been speaking with producers on this topic on the Extension winter meeting circuit of late

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2-2-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop

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2-2-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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2-1-18

New Herbicide Options (part 1):  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson walks through the lineup of new herbicide options, and new label changes, for weed control in corn and grain sorghum:  he goes over the chemical formulations that make up these products, and how well they've performed against grassy and broadleaf weeds in K-State's field trials

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2-1-18

New Herbicide Options (part 2):  K-State's Curt Thompson continues with his look at the new herbicide options available to Kansas growers for weed control in corn and grain sorghum

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2-1-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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2-1-18

Ornamental Flower Recommendations:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State nursery crops specialist Cheryl Boyer talks about some of the new ornamental flower cultivars that have stood out in K-State's Prairie Star flower evaluation program this past year, as home gardeners shop for flower types for planting this spring

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1-31-18

Cow Mineral Supplementation (part 1):  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about mineral supplementation strategies for the beef cow herd, which are guided by several factors, including cow condition as well as feed and forage type and availability...she looks at matching the mineral selection to herd needs

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1-31-18

Cow Mineral Supplementation (part 2):  K-State's Jaymelynn Farney continues her discussion on mineral supplementation strategies for the beef cow herd...he talks about the newer forms of mineral administration available to the cow-calf producer, including the injectable products

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1-31-18

Forage Lab Testing:  The manager of the analytical laboratory in K-State's Animal Sciences and Industry Department, Katie Hargrove, announces that her laboratory is now accepting livestock forage samples for nutrient analysis...she tells how to access that service

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1-31-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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1-30-18

Cattle Feeding Risk:  K-State livestock economist Ted Schroeder and undergraduate researcher Justin Bina talk about their new analysis of live cattle options trading over the past 15 years...their work shows how the volatility patterns in that trading can be used by cattle feeders to estimate the price risk they're undertaking in feeding cattle at any given point

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1-30-18

Two Informational Events:  From the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement at K-State, Cheryl Boyer talks about an opportunity for agricultural professionals to learn about using new kinds of media to market and promote their products coming up in February...and from the planning committee for the upcoming 2018 Women Managing the Farm Conference, Kitra Cooper offers one last reminder about registering for this K-State-sponsored event

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1-30-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines

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1-30-18

Aquaculture Management Conference:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the state of commercial aquaculture production in Kansas, and about a major informational meeting on aquaculture management coming up soon in Kansas City

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1-29-18

USDA Cattle Reports:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he remarks on the numbers from last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report, and looks ahead to the USDA cattle inventory report coming out later this week...he also addresses the growing discussion of plant-based "meat", and why the beef cattle sector should pay attention to it

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1-29-18

Cow-Calf Profitability:  K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson offers some guidelines for cow-calf producers to consider in analyzing their herd profitability status, with an emphasis on managing feed costs by using production and economic benchmarks....she'll be addressing this topic at the series of Winter Ranch Management Seminars that K-State will be hosting next week

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1-29-18

Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of Tree Tales

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1-29-18

4-H Leadership Council:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council and the various activities that council will guide in this new year

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1-26-18

T-P-P and Grain Business:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the repercussions of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, absent the U.S., on our grain export business, and he provides an update on the impressive showing of grain sorghum basis bids at certain Kansas delivery points, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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1-26-18

Wheat Disease Outlook:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf offers his latest thoughts on the chances for a repeat of the wheat streak mosaic problems that beset the Kansas wheat crop last year, given that the pathogen was just confirmed still further east in the state...and he talks about the early prospects of rust diseases returning to impede this year's crop

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1-26-18

Ag News:   Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat scoop

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1-26-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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1-25-18

Calf Health Care:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff discusses health management of newborn calves, as the spring calving season has commenced...he talks about colostrum intake and when a producer should intervene if that isn't happening, and about administering fluid treatments for calf scours

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1-25-18

Kansas Cattle Drive:  Reno County Extension agricultural agent Darren Busick looks ahead to the 2018 Kansas Cattle Drive, taking place in mid-February in Buhler...he tells how seedstock cattle producers can still sign up to showcase their breeding stock at this event, and he goes over the extensive informational program that's been lined up, including presentations by renowned cattle handling expert Temple Grandin

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1-25-18

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agriculture news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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1-25-18

Tree-Grass Competition:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham reports on a new study of how newly-planted landscape trees are affected by grass growth right up to the base of the tree

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1-24-18

Winter Kochia Control:  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson addresses the importance of controlling kochia on crop ground over the next few weeks, ahead of spring planting...especially in light of kochia's buildup of resistance to glyphosate treatments:  he talks about the herbicide options for extended kochia control based on what crop will follow

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1-24-18

Winter Insect Questions:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth responds to a bevy of questions he's getting from crop growers about the sharp cold weather earlier in the month, and whether those low temperatures took a toll on overwintering insects in winter wheat and alfalfa stands...he also reports that the wheat curl mite has spread wheat streak mosaic disease even further east now, as confirmed last week by the K-State plant disease laboratory

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1-24-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0124
1-24-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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1-23-18

Variable Rate Nitrogen:  Another featured speaker from the 2018 Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, co-hosted by K-State last week:  Oklahoma State University soil scientist Brian Arnall looks at variable-rate nitrogen applications: he discusses why producers have been slow to adopt variable-rate N, and the data that can make that approach work for the producer

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1-23-18

Animal Science Events:  A preview of two events to be hosted by the K-State Animal Sciences and Industry Department:  K-State swine specialist Mike Tokach looks ahead to the 2018 Swine Profitability Conference set for early February, which will focus in part on the antibiotic issue in hog feeding...and the details on the 2018 K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy for youth from the coordinator of the academy, Sharon Breiner

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1-23-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 0123
1-23-18

Prairie Chicken Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new K-State study of pasture "patch-burn" grazing and the ensuing impact on prairie chicken populations

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1-22-18

Cattle Report Expectations:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about what he expects to see in the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report coming out this Friday, and he shares the LMIC's updated outlook on hay and forage prices for 2018

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1-22-18

Managing Production Costs:  K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone looks at Kansas farm profitability trends over the last few years, based on Kansas Farm Management Association numbers, as a harbinger of what that profitability may look like here in 2018...the main difference-maker in that profitability remains a producer's ability to effectively manage costs of production

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1-22-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0122
1-22-184-H/FCS Judging:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about the new 4-H/FCS Judging Contest format, which will concentrate on the "health" aspect of 4-H Feldkamp 0122
1-19-18

Wheat Market Reaction:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the wheat market's surprisingly mild response to the USDA's winter wheat seedings report, and he comments on the strong local basis bids for grain sorghum in comparison to those for corn, during this week's segment on the grain market trends

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1-19-18Ag Data Uses:  One of the featured speakers at the Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference yesterday, co-sponsored by K-State:  agricultural engineer Jason Ward of North Carolina State University talks about the collection of data from today's farm equipment and field operations, and emerging ideas on how to maximize the use that data to the producer's advantage Ward 0119
1-19-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0119
1-19-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather    

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1-18-18

Kansas Wildfire Threat:  Fire protection specialist Jason Hartman of the Kansas Forest Service at K-State discusses the continuing wildfire threat across Kansas, and how conditions currently are ripe for another bad spring for wildfires in the state...he talks about what farmers and ranchers can be doing now to protect their operations and their property from wildfire damage

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1-18-18

Youth Dairy Program: The coordinators of a special educational opportunity for young people to learn about the dairy industry in southwest Kansas, Sharon Breiner and Mandy Fox, tell about this first-of-its-kind event, co-sponsored by K-State, called "Dairy U" taking place this summer

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1-18-18

K-State Sorghum Schools:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti previews the series of K-State Grain Sorghum Schools taking place in February at three sites in Kansas...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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1-18-18

Vegetable Garden Planning:  For this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton reports that K-State has just released its updated list of preferred garden vegetable varieties for Kansas growing conditions

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1-17-18

Topdressing Winter Wheat:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about topdressing fertilizer on winter wheat, factoring in the current concerns about wheat stand condition...in addition to nitrogen, he addresses the potential needs for topdressing chloride and sulfur

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1-17-18

Weed Control Items:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson follows up with possible herbicide applications that could be combined with a topdress fertililzer application on winter wheat...and he talks about the newly-required training K-State will provide for those who will be applying the new dicamba herbicide products to dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton

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1-17-18

Farm Economics Meeting:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid and Mykel Taylor talk about what they've learned from producers at the series of Farming for the Future sessions that K-State has been hosting...with one more of those set for this Monday in Emporia

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1-17-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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1-16-18

Farm Bill Lessons (part 1):  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor shares the information she and colleagues at K-State have gathered on the performance of the crop "safety net" provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, and how that may influence the commodity title content of the 2018 Farm Bill:  she looks at the various issues associated with the ARC and PLC payment set-up, and what changes might be considered there

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1-16-18

Farm Bill Lessons (part 2):  K-State's Mykel Taylor talks more about the potential crop "safety net" content of the 2018 Farm Bill: in this segment, she stresses the importance of preserving the current crop insurance program as a key component of the safety net


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1-16-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 0116
1-16-18

Rodent Fumigation System:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about two research trials, one of them in Kansas, which gauged the effectiveness of a small engine exhaust fumigation system as a way of controlling burrowing rodents

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1-15-18

Beef Trade Numbers:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he takes a look at the latest beef trade numbers from the USDA, including China's rapid climb up the U.S. beef import ladder...he tells producers not to read too much into that quite yet

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1-15-18

Swine Distance Education:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey tells about the outstanding distance learning opportunities for pork producers on hog reproduction and growing and finishing hogs, via the SowBridge and PorkBridge programs, both of which start in February...he looks at the information these programs will cover, and how producers can enroll

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1-15-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0115
1-15-18

Discovery Days Instructors:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H events coordinator Sarah Keatley puts out the call for individuals to serve as instructors for the upcoming Kansas 4-H Discovery Days taking place in late spring

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1-12-18

Crop Production Reports:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien previews today's USDA final report on 2017 row crop production and its winter wheat seedings report, and what market watchers expect those reports to indicate, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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1-12-18Tax Cut Impacts (part 1):  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman talks about the anticipated impact of the new federal tax cuts on agricultural producers and farmer-owned cooperatives: in this segment, he looks at the merits of farm operations converting to C-corporation status under the new provisionsBriggeman part 1 0112
1-12-18

Tax Cut Impacts (part 2):  K-State's Brian Briggeman continues his look at the new federal tax cuts: on this segment, he addresses the emerging issue of how the changes could influence how producers do business with cooperatives and independent agribusinesses...plus, Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop

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1-12-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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1-11-18

Interpreting a Forage Analysis:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner discusses using forage analysis information to better allocate forage resources to the beef cow herd during the winter months...he talks about linking the numbers from such an analysis to cow and heifer nutritional needs, which in turn leads to the most efficient use of the available forage resources

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1-11-18

Ranch Management Meetings:  K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber looks ahead to the series of K-State Winter Ranch Management meetings set for the first half of February at four sites around Kansas:   he'll talk about what these sessions will cover in the areas of cow and heifer selection, mineral supplementation, cow herd facilities upgrades and herd reproduction economics

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1-11-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's edition of the Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0111
1-11-18

Starting Onion Transplants:  For this week's horticulture segment, Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone talks about starting vegetable transplants from seed over the next month or so...beginning with onions, which can be started right now

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1-10-18

Pre-Calving Cow Management:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about cow herd health management heading into the spring calving season: among several things, he emphasizes the cow or heifer's need for adequate levels of vitamins A and E ahead of calving, and he looks at steps to take in reducing the chances for scours disease problems at calving time

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1-10-18

Field Pea Trials:  K-State crops and soils specialist Lucas Haag talks about a new report out of K-State on field pea variety performance, based on four years of university field trials...he outlines how field peas can substitute for the fallow part of a dryland crop rotation in High Plains growing conditions to the benefit of the grower

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1-10-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0110
1-10-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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1-9-18

Cow-Calf Costs:  K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell summarizes a new report he co-authored that analyzed high, medium and low-income cow-calf operations...he talks about the dramatic differences in revenue across operations, and points to the one factor that drives those differences more than anything else, saying that it would be a good starting point for improving cow-calf profitability

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1-9-18

Cover Your Acres:  K-State crops and soils specialist Lucas Haag talks about the high-quality lineup of informational sessions that will make up the 2018 Cover Your Acres Winter Conference to be hosted by K-State next week in Oberlin...those attending need to register no later than tomorrow to benefit from the early registration fee

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1-9-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 0109
1-9-18

Cats and Coyotes:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee takes up a new study of feral cats in urban areas and if they're impacted at all by coyote predation

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1-8-18

Feeder Cattle Basis:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he highlights what he sees as the factors that will define the cattle price trends in 2018, and he talks about the current strength in feeder cattle basis and how that is affecting a cattle feeder's ability to manage price risk

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1-8-18

Winter Wheat Condition:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato sizes up the impact of the extremely cold temperatures of late on the Kansas winter wheat crop...he looks at what the data from K-State's Mesonet web site said about the duration of those temperatures, coupled with the dry soil conditions and general plant development, for an idea of what crop winterkill potential is out there

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1-8-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0108
1-8-18

4-H Project Work:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about how 4-H project work translates into secondary education and career development opportunities

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1-5-18

Grain Market Hope?:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien tells why he perceives a glimmer of optimism for improved grain prices, and he talks about new information from K-State on variable storage rates for wheat futures contracts, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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1-5-18

Precision Agriculture Conference:  Precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda and precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin of K-State look ahead to the 2018 Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference being co-hosted by K-State in two weeks...they'll visit about several of the up-and-coming technologies that will be discussed in full at this conference, encouraging all interested producers to attend

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1-5-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0105
1-5-18

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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1-4-18

Adjusting to Climate Change:  The director of the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment at K-State, Dan Devlin, talks about a new report which resulted from a special conference hosted by K-State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M last summer...it looked at the prospect of climate change, and what agricultural research and outreach priorities need to be established in response to it

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1-4-18

Sorghum Oil Proposal:  The director of the Center for Sorghum Improvement at K-State, Sarah Sexton-Bowser, and the executive director of Kansas Grain Sorghum, Jesse McCurry, talk about a new proposal by the EPA which would allow the sorghum oil derived from ethanol production to be used as a biofuel feedstock itself...they look at what that would mean for grain sorghum producers

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1-4-18

K-State Soybean Schools:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti previews the series of K-State Soybean Production Schools coming up around Kansas this month...and Greg Akagi presents this week's edition of the Kansas Soybean Update

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1-4-18

Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about forcing paperwhite flower bulb growth indoors during the winter

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1-3-18

Beef Calving Prep:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff goes over several factors for cow-calf producers to consider ahead of the upcoming calving season...topics that will be addressed and demonstrated at the series of K-State Calving Schools around Kansas over the next three weeks, the first of which takes place tonight in north-central Kansas

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1-3-18

Grain Processing Careers:  K-State grain scientist Greg Aldrich talks about a unique event being put on by the Grain Science and Industry Department at K-State in early February, which will introduce high school and community college students to the spectrum of high-quality career opportunities in the grain processing field...this will be a hands-on experience for young people at the department's world-class facilities on the campus

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1-3-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0103
1-3-18

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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1-2-18

Cattle Market Direction:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market commentary: he talks about last week's market reaction to the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report, and he offers his thoughts on the leading cattle market factors in 2018

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1-2-18

Sustainable Cooperative Growth:  The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, talks about a new K-State study of what allows agricultural cooperatives to attain a sustainable growth rate...and how cooperative boards and managers can use that information to analyze their cooperatives' economic status and plan for growth

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1-2-18Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 0102
1-2-18

Bird Feeding Management:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about ways to improve backyard bird feeding practices to consistently attract songbirds in the winter

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12-22-17

Improved Corn Prices?:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien tells why there may be some optimism for better corn prices heading into 2018, and he talks about how grain sorghum may be selling at a premium to corn into the new year, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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12-22-17

Sorghum Performance Test:  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser talks about the standout performers in K-State's 2017 Grain Sorghum Performance Test, the results of which have now been compiled and are available to growers on line right now...the printed version of the test report will be distributed starting next week

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12-22-17

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's edition of the Kansas Wheat Scoop

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12-22-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather Knapp 1222
12-21-17

K-State Herbicide Guide:  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson reports that K-State's new 2018 Chemical Weed Control Guide for field crops is now available to producers on line, and will soon be available in printed form from local Extension offices:  he talks about what's new in this year's guide, including the updated herbicide cost projections for 2018, and how producers can use the guide to plan their weed control programs for the upcoming growing season

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12-21-17

Extension Program Needs:  The associate director of Extension at K-State, Gregg Hadley, reflects on Extension activities and accomplishments in Kansas over this past year, and he talks about what stakeholders around the state have been telling him at local listening sessions about Extension education objectives in 2018

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12-21-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's edition of the Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 1221
12-21-17

Christmas Tree Planting:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Jason Griffin goes over the steps to successfully planting a live Christmas tree in the home landscape after the holidays

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12-20-17

Winter Livestock Protection:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey talks about readying livestock feeding facilities for the first widespread blast of cold winter weather that's expected to enter the state in the coming days:  he looks at managing the ventilation in indoor facilities to avert cold-weather livestock health issues, and discusses cleaning and mounding outdoor feeding areas and putting up temporary windbreaks to minimize the winter chill

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12-20-17

Canola Research Update:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm reports on the condition of canola stands currently, in light of the ongoing dry conditions...and he reports on new K-State research on the interaction of canola seeding rates and row spacing, and on managing canola harvest to maximize the oil content of the crop....all of which will be featured at the upcoming 2018 Canola College co-sponsored by K-State

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12-20-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1220
12-20-17

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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12-19-17

College of Agriculture (part 1):  The dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State, John Floros, offers his review of the college's activities and achievements in agricultural teaching, research and Extension outreach in 2017:  he discusses the areas of research that K-State continues to lead on a national and international level and the great success the college continues to have in career placement of graduates

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12-19-17College of Agriculture (part 2):  K-State dean of agriculture John Floros continues his update on the College of Agriculture at K-State, talking about the ability of the Cooperative Extension Service in Kansas to remain viable as Extension in other parts of the country has struggled...and he offers an outlook for the college's opportunities and challenges in 2018Floros  part 2 1219
12-19-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1219
12-19-17

Quail Nutrition Needs:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the nutritional needs of bob-white quail during rough winter weather, and what landowners can do to promote their survival

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12-18-17

Meat Tonnage Outlook:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the rebound in the cattle trades last week, and shares the LMIC's forecast on red meat and poultry production in 2018 and 2019, which he says will keep up the pressure to maintain domestic and export demand for beef

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12-18-17

Sheep and Goat Research:  The new sheep and meat goat specialist at K-State, Alison Crane, talks about her plans for research and outreach education on sheep and meat goat production as she assumes her new role...she comments on the opportunities she sees for both sectors here in Kansas

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12-18-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1218
12-18-17

Area Leadership Forums:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about a trio of area leadership learning events for 4-Hers coming up soon

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12-15-17

Grain Market Questions:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien addresses several of the questions he received from producers at K-State's Farming for the Future program in Pratt yesterday, about the direction of the markets and pricing opportunities...during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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12-15-17

Women Managing the Farm:  A member of the planning committee for the 2018 Women Managing the Farm Conference, Kitra Cooper of the Farm Service Agency, talks about the agenda for that event coming up in February in Manhattan, co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension...with today being the early registration deadline

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12-15-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's edition of the Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 1215
12-15-17

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

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12-14-17

Facts About Biodiesel:  K-State agricultural engineer Ed Brokesh looks at several aspects of biodiesel production from soybean oil and other by-products, which will be addressed as a special biodiesel workshop that K-State will conduct in January in Topeka

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12-14-17K-State Biodiesel Initiative:  K-State's Ed Brokesh reports on the K-State Biodiesel Initiative, which allows students to learn hands-on about biofuel productionBrokesh part 2 1214
12-14-17

Corn Management Schools:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti looks ahead to the trio of K-State Corn Management Schools taking place the first full week of January in southwest, central and northeast Kansas...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update

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12-14-17

Dormant Oil Use:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks more about the use of dormant oil products to protect fruit trees from winter and early-spring insect damage

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12-13-17

Soybean Test Results:  K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh draws from the newly-compiled results of K-State's 2017 Soybean Variety Performance Test, conducted at 15 sites around Kansas...among other things, he explains how this year's test took a different approach to comparing varieties, and he comments on how dicamba drift influenced the performance of varieties in the trials

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12-13-17

Farm Financial Workshops:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about a series of workshops coming up early in 2018, at which farm families looking for advice on managing their way through the current economic challenges can work directly with the Farm Analyst program out of K-State...these workshop will feature private, one-on-one appointments with program specialists to work through the possible management alternatives

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12-13-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1213
12-13-17

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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12-12-17Commodity Futures Conference:  K-State agricultural economist Ted Schroeder talks about a major, first-of-its-kind conference coming up next spring that will be co-hosted by K-State's Center for Risk Management Education and Research and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission:  it will take place in Overland Park, and will tackle pressing current issues affecting U.S. agriculture futures markets via a number of high-profile presentations and in-depth discussionsSchroeder 1212
12-12-17

I-G-P Activity Update:  The outreach specialist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Carlos Campabadal, provides an update on the institute's latest activities in promoting the purchase and use of domestically-produced grain...including details of a recent visit to K-State and to Kansas by a group of swine nutritionists and feed producers from Japan

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12-12-17Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1212
12-12-17Rabbit Repellent Trial:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the effectiveness of an experimental repellent product for warding rabbits away from young trees and shrubs in the winterLee 1212
12-11-17

Cattle Market News:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he shares his observations on cattle production in Mexico, based on his recent trip there, and relating that to the outlook on cattle imports into the U.S. from that country...he also elaborated on a recent study he was involved in, on consumer responses to larger steak sizes

Peel 1211
12-11-17

Solution for P-R-R-S:  K-State veterinarian Bob Rowland talks about his latest swine genetic work that could well lead to the full eradication of a long-standing and devastating disease in pigs, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or P-R-R-S...they have found that removing a certain protein from the sow's genetic make-up can lead to P-R-R-S-resistant piglets

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12-11-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1211
12-11-174-H Ambassador Training:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the 2018 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training taking place in February, registration for which is being taken nowWaldren 1211
12-8-17

Improving Sorghum Prices:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the notable improvement in grain sorghum prices at Kansas elevators of late, and he remarks on what's happening with the basis bids for other grains at delivery points around Kansas, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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12-8-17

Late-year Tax Management:  The administrators of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel and Mark Dikeman, offer up several things for producers to think about here at year's end regarding overall farm management planning and tax management...one objective being to take steps to avoid reporting a net operating loss for 2017

 
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12-8-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Jordan Hildebrand presents this week's edition of the Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 1208
12-8-17

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

Knapp 1208
12-7-17

Tax Basis Tool:  K-State agricultural economist Terry Griffin and Texas A&M agricultural law specialist Tiffany Lashmet talk about the new on-line aid that they have created for agricultural producers to use when determining the capital gains tax liability of a land sale, especially when the value of that land upon inheritance is unknown...they developed a series of tables for each of the continental 48 states that producers can use to calculate an estimate of the stepped-up basis for their property

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12-7-17

Interest Rate Outlook:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his latest observations on the state of the macro-economy and interest rate trends as they would affect the agricultural economy...that's the topic of his presentation at the upcoming Farming for the Future programs that will be put on by K-State at four locations in Kansas in the coming weeks

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12-7-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 1207
12-7-17

Steps to Composting:  On this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton walks through the basic steps of garden composting, saying there's still time to put a compost pile together

Patton 1207
12-6-17

Winter Wheat Insects:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth responds to questions coming in from wheat growers about winter grain mite and chinch bug activity in their stands currently, and if their feeding on wheat plants is cause for treatment even here in early winter

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12-6-17 

Precision Crop Services:  K-State precision agriculture engineer Ajay Sharda talks about the new technologies that caught his attention as he attended Agritechnica, the world's largest farm equipment exhibition, in Germany a couple of weeks ago...he highlights in particular the new holistic field data management services that are now becoming available to producers

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12-6-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1206
12-6-17 

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

SLL 1206
12-5-17

Corn Performance Test:  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser goes over the corn hybrids that stood out in K-State's statewide 2017 Corn Performance Test, the results of which are now summarized and available to corn growers as they contemplate their seed selection for next year's crop...she highlights those hybrids which were consistently good performers region by region around the state

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12-5-17

Crop Satellite Imagery:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about how farmers can capitalize on the field information that satellite imagery can provide...he and the team of precision agriculture specialists at K-State continue to develop ways of processing that imagery for practical use in crop production

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12-5-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1205
12-5-17

Wildlife Translocation Research:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on the latest research on translocating wildlife as a conservation tactic or as a nuisance control approach...he says that in neither case does this method work out well

Lee 1205
12-4-17

Beef Demand Concerns:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor covers the cattle market scene:  he comments on the perception of weakening domestic beef demand that led cattle futures to drop off late last week, and he talks about his recent budget analysis on how deep into 2018 one should retain their backgrounder calves

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12-4-17

Crop Insurance Study:  K-State agricultural economists Dustin Pendell and Jisang Yu discuss their new study of crop insurance and its influence on farm survival in tough economic times...they used Kansas Farm Management Association data to determine if crop insurance allows an operation to stay in business longer, and found that it, in fact, does

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12-4-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1204
12-4-174-H Foundation Giving:  For this week's 4-H segment, the president of the Kansas 4-H Foundation, Jake Worcester, talks about how end-of-year contributions can help perpetuate the foundation's broad support of 4-H activities in Kansas Worcester 1204
12-1-17

Crop Acreage Forecast:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the USDA's new projection on 2018 crop acreage and net returns to crop production next year, and what it all might mean for crop prices, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

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12-1-17

K-State Crops Team:  The coach of the K-State Crops Team, agronomist Kevin Donnelly, is joined by team members Keren Duerksen, Nathan Ryan and Kaylin Fink, as they talk about their recent achievement, capturing the 2017 National Collegiate Crops Contest championship outright...they share how their crops team experience will serve them as they eventually embark on their careers in agriculture

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12-1-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 1201
12-1-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather Knapp 1201
11-30-17

Farm Income Report:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his interpretation of the USDA's net farm income report released yesterday...what it says about the economic stability of production agriculture heading into 2018, and how the trends noted in that report relate to the economic state of Kansas farmers and ranchers currently

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11-30-17

Animal Disease Exercise:  The emergency management coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sandy Johnson, looks ahead to another livestock disease outbreak simulation that will take place in Kansas in mid-December...this foreign animal disease exercise will allow agricultural agencies and producer organizations to further evaluate this state's ability to successfully respond to any such outbreak

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11-30-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson presents the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 1130
11-30-17 

Poinsettia Care Tips:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham covers the basics on holiday poinsettia selection and care

Upham 1130
11-29-17

Precision Technology Adoption:  K-State precision technology economist Terry Griffin shares the findings of his latest study of farmer adoption of precision cropping technologies...this time, his work concentrated on the technology "bundles" that producers gravitate toward, and how that relates to the frequency that producers transition to variable-rate technologies

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11-29-17

Kansas Custom Rates:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses the brand-new report on Kansas custom rates for farm operations that K-State has just completed and posted on line, for producers and custom hire providers to use as guidelines for setting rates for various field operations

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11-29-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1129
11-29-17

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

SLL 1129
11-28-17Cow Ration Adjustment:  K-State beef production specialist Sandy Johnson discusses adjustments that should be made to the cow and bred heifer ration as those females head into their third trimester of gestation, ramping up her nutritional plane in line with fetal calf growthJohnson part 1 1128
11-28-17

Beef Management Minder:  K-State's Sandy Johnson talks about an on-line tool that cow-calf producers can benefit from, called the Management Minder, which allows the producer to put together a portable management calendar for virtually any aspect of the operation

Johnson part 2 1128
11-28-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1128
11-28-17

Deer Wasting Disease:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee has an update on the prevalence of chronic wasting disease in deer, and the symptoms of this condition that hunters should watch for as they harvest deer

Lee 1128
11-27-17

Beef Demand Strength:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University discusses the latest developments in the cattle markets:  he talks about the potential for accelerated domestic beef demand as 2017 finishes out, and how that demand strength may spill over deep into 2018...he also comments on the latest cattle feeding breakeven outlook

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11-27-17

Controlling Cattle Lice:  K-State beef veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek advises cattle producers about controlling lice in cattle herds at this time of the year, including a review of the control options that have proven most effective against this costly parasite

Hanzlicek 1127
11-27-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1127
11-27-17

New 4-H Youth:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences program manager Ruddy Benavides talks about the current activities under that banner heading into the new year

Benavides 1127
11-22-17

Corn Anhy Applications:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about the advantages of applying anhydrous ammonia to corn ground in the late fall or early winter, and how soil temperature figures into the timing of that application...he also tells why the use of a nitrification inhibitor with this application is worthwhile

Ruiz-Diaz 1122
11-22-17

Sulfur on Wheat Ground:  K-State soil nutrient agronomist Nathan Nelson reports on his recent study of sulfur applications to wheat ground, and how that can improve the nitrogen use efficiency of wheat varieties in fields with a sulfur deficiency, resulting in a significant yield increase

Nelson 1122
11-22-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson presents the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1122
11-22-17

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

SLL 1122
11-21-17

Wheat Hardiness Questions:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato takes a look at how the recent weather conditions around Kansas have impacted the winter wheat crop's ability to harden off for the winter...especially considering that so many wheat stands have emerged late because of delayed planting

Lollato 1121
11-21-17

Drip Irrigation Research:  K-State water resources engineer Jonathan Aguilar talks about a new research grant awarded to K-State's Water Tech Farms project by the NRCS, to further study the pros and cons of mobile drip irrigation systems as an alternative to center pivot sprinkler irrigation

Aguilar 1121
11-21-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1121
11-21-17 

Deer Movement Factors:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the biological and ecological forces that cause deer to be on the move at this time of the year, which often leads to deer-vehicle collisions

Lee 1121
11-20-17

Cow-Calf Profits:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, covers the cattle market scene this week:  he comments on the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report issued last Friday...and he shares the LMIC's latest report on the economic returns to cow-calf production in 2017, which have far exceeded expectations, according to this analysis

Robb 1120
11-20-17

Sow Group Housing:  One of the featured speakers at the 2017 K-State Swine Day last Thursday:  a swine nutrition specialist with JYGA Technologies, Hyatt Frobose, offers several thoughts on developing and managing group housing for gestating sows, as producers would consider moving away from conventional gestating facilities

 
Frobose 1120
11-20-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1120
11-20-17

4-H Dog Judging:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren has the details on the upcoming 4-H Dog Judges Certification and Project Training workshop to take place in January in Wichita

 
Waldren 1120
11-17-17

Grain Export Business:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien reviews the latest news on U.S. grain export business, and he goes over his updated balance sheet and price outlook for corn, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

O'Brien 1117
11-17-17

Farming for the Future:  K-State agricultural economists Mykel Taylor and Robin Reid have the word on the upcoming K-State Farming for the Future programs to be held in December and January at four locations around Kansas:  these will offer a host of outlook talks to aid producers in planning for the economic challenges of 2018 and beyond

Reid and Taylor 1117
11-17-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 1117
11-17-17

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather

 
Knapp 1117
11-16-17

Cover Crops and Phosphorus:  K-State soil nutrient management scientist Nathan Nelson talks more about his study of the ability of cover crops to reduce phosphorus and sediment loss from no-till crop fields, in the cause of water quality improvement...he also discusses the companion research he has conducted on how actual fertilizer application methods, coupled with cover crop use, influence that phosphorus movement

Nelson 1116
11-16-17

New K-A-R-L President: The new president of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program, Jill Zimmerman, talks about her vision for that long-standing and successful program in developing tomorrow's agriculture and rural community leaders in the state

Zimmerman 1116
11-16-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 1116
11-16-17

Winterizing Lawn Irrigation:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle returns to talk about winterizing lawn watering systems, be they underground irrigation systems or above-the-surface equipment

 
Hoyle 1116
11-15-17

New FSA Director:  The newly-named state director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, talks about assuming this new post and what he hopes to bring to USDA program administration in Kansas, and he comments on the role he intends to play as an FSA state director in the 2018 Farm Bill process

Schemm 1115
11-15-17

Farm Analyst Program (part 1):  The director of the Farm Analyst program out of K-State, Duane Hund, talks about the assistance his program offers to family farm operations which are seeking ways of navigating the current economic challenges in production agriculture

Hund part 1 1115
11-15-17Farm Analyst Program (part 2):  K-State's Duane Hund tells of a series of special workshops coming up in early 2018 where farm families can meet directly with Farm Analyst personnel and work with the FINPAK farm financial softwareHund part 2 1115
11-15-17

Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

SLL 1115
11-14-17

Proper Forage Analysis:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner offers advice on conducting a forage analysis for beef cattle feeding...specifically, what components to analyze for, to assure that the forage will be meeting the nutritional needs of the herd

Waggoner 1114
11-14-17

Saline and Sodic Soils:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about saline and sodic soils that show up in certain parts of crop fields...he looks at how those interfere with crop productivity, and what can be done practically to correct them

Ruiz-Diaz 1114
   
11-14-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1114
11-14-17

Antler Point Restrictions:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the antler point restrictions on deer hunting in Missouri that were recently evaluated for their effectiveness in promoting high-quality bucks

Lee 1114
11-13-17

Beef Trade Developments:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his latest observations on the cattle market trends: he highlights the continuing good news about U.S. beef export business, and comments on a just-announced agreement by a major China retailer to purchase beef from a U.S. source...he also weighs in on the concerns over the North America Free Trade Agreement talks and the potential negative consequences for the U.S. cattle sector

Peel 1113
11-13-17

Pork Omega-3 Study:  K-State meat scientist John Gonzalez and graduate researcher Stephanie Davis report on their study of pork products from hogs which were fed a specific diet to increase the omega-3 fatty acid content of the pork cut...they discovered that this can be accomplished without negatively impacting the visual quality or palatability of the product

Gonzalez and Davis 1113
11-13-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1113
11-13-17

4-H SPIN Clubs:  For this week's 4-H segment, Dickinson County Extension 4-H agent Jill Martinson talks about the successes of the 4-H SPIN Club initiative in that county under the Expansion Grant program

Martinson 1113
11-10-17

USDA Grain Report:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien analyzes the numbers from yesterday's USDA crop production and grain stocks reports, and the resulting price projections for wheat, feedgrains and soybeans, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends

O'Brien 1110
11-10-17

Cover Crop Impacts:  K-State crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup goes over his multiple years of field trials evaluating various cover crops in a corn-soybean crop rotation and the ensuing impact on yields...he reported on his work at K-State's Cover Crops Field Day last Friday near Manhattan

Shoup 1110
11-10-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 1110
11-10-17

Weather Data Site:  On this week's Kansas agricultural weather segment, K-State assistant climate scientist Chip Redmond stands in for Mary Knapp this week, as he talks about the many weather data features for agricultural producers that can be found on K-State's Mesonet web site...including a new tool that tracks the potential for local temperature inversions

Redmond 1110
11-9-17

Cattle Facility Makeover:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about redesigning outmoded cattle handling facilities, incorporating the "bud box" working area into the design...K-State has just come out with a new Extension publication on putting this system together

Tarpoff 1109
11-9-17 

County FSA Elections:  The executive officer with the Farm Service Agency state office, Lance Thompson, talks about the county FSA committee election process....ballots have now been mailed out to producers, and he emphasizes how important it is for producers to vote, given the extensive responsibilities these committees have in administering USDA programs locally

Thompson 1109
11-9-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 1109
11-9-17 

Late Lawn Care:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about putting down the last nitrogen application of the fall on cool-season lawns, and about treating lawn areas now for knotweed control

Hoyle 1109
11-8-17Cover Crops and Runoff:  K-State agronomist Nathan Nelson talks about his ongoing research on cover crops and their capability of reducing sediment and nutrient runoff from crop fields...his work was on display at the K-State Agronomy Cover Crops Field Day last Friday near Manhattan, where he discusses some of the early findings on cover crops and runoff reductionNelson 1108
11-8-17Precision Technology Workshops:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda looks ahead to two precision agriculture technology workshops being co-hosted by K-State next week...one on maximizing the use of crop imagery collected by unmanned aerial vehicles, and the other featuring the very latest on precision technology for applying liquid crop inputsSharda 1108
11-8-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1108
11-8-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 1108
11-7-17Learning from Agriculturists:  The presenter of the latest Dan Upson Lecture at K-State: United States Air Force medical group commander and veterinary consultant Sam Barringer,  who spoke last night about how society could learn from the resiliency and determination of agricultural producers during his presentation, "Why Do Agriculturists Stand during the National Anthem?"Barringer 1107
11-7-17Kansas Food Initiative:  The director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development at K-State, David Proctor, talks about his center's role in a new Kansas Healthy Food Initiative just launched by the Kansas Health Foundation...this effort is intended to improve access to quality food in areas of the state where availability is currently limited, including small rural towns which are without local grocery storesProctor 1107
11-7-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1107
11-7-17Carnivore Predation Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a study of large carnivore predation on humans in the U.S. over the last 60 years, and what it tells us about taking precautions when in or near these carnivores' habitatsLee 1107
11-6-17Cattle Pricing Opportunities:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market insight:  in addition to recapping another favorable week in the markets, he looks at the current trend in forward fed cattle contracting and the price risk management opportunity that's presenting, and he talks about the state of the cull cow market and the prospect of holding and feeding those cows into the new yearSchulz 1106
11-6-17Adjusting to Limited Pasture:    K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney discusses several ideas on managing cow herds when perennial pasture is limited....that will be the theme of three workshops to be held in December, co-sponsored by K-State and the University of Nebraska, that will explore ways of compensating for the lack of pasture availabilityFarney 1106
11-6-17

Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this weeks edition of Tree Tales

News 1106
11-6-17Friend of Extension:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn is joined by long-time Kansas 4-H shooting sports state leader Ray Bartholomew, who just received the 2017 National Friend of Extension awardVan Horn and Bartholomew 1106
11-3-17Crop Production Budgets:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien shares the brand-new analysis of the expected returns to grain production in 2018 and whether those are likely to cover production costs, using current futures prices and Kansas Farm Management Association crop budget informationO'Brien 1103
11-3-17Pratt County Agent:  The final segment of the week featuring county Extension agricultural agents from around Kansas who have been attending the 2017 K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference:  today, Pratt County agent Mark Ploger looks back on the agricultural production year in his county, and reflects on the changing role of Extension agricultural agents, as he is about to retire after 26 years of service Ploger 1103
11-3-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 1103
11-3-17Ag Weather:   K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 1103
11-2-17
Pasture Cedar Control:  One of the speakers at a special prescribed burning seminar during the K-State Research and Extension Conference yesterday:  Oklahoma State University natural resource ecology and management specialist John Weir discusses the seriousness of the eastern red cedar incursion in central plains grasslands, and why ramping up the control of cedars with prescribed fire is essential to turning the tide
Weir 1102
11-2-17
Phillips-Rooks Ag Agent:  The next in this week's conversations with county Extension agricultural agents attending the conference this week:  crop production agent Cody Miller of the Phillips-Rooks Extension District in northwest Kansas takes a look back at this cropping year in his area, and talks about dealing with the economic strain of low crop prices
Miller 1102
11-2-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
News 1102
11-2-17
Late-Season Insects:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about excluding various landscape insects from homes and outbuildings as the weather has turned colder, and he discusses the value of dormant oil applications to fruit trees at this time of the year
Cloyd 1102
11-1-17
Cover Crop Study (part 1):  K-State cropping systems agronomist Kraig Roozeboom discusses the findings of a 10-year field study of cover crop performance in a wheat-sorghum-soybean rotation, which looked at an assortment of legume and non-legume cover crops in this no-till system...he talks about such factors as stand establishment, soil moisture usage and the impact on nutrient availability in the soil...this will be the topic he will speak on at the upcoming K-State Cover Crops Field Day taking place this Friday near Manhattan
Roozeboom part 1 1101
11-1-17
Cover Crop Study (part 2): K-State's Kraig Roozeboom talks more about his 10-year cover crop study
Roozeboom part 2 1101
11-1-17
Clark County Agent:  The next in this week's series featuring county Extension agricultural agents who are in Manhattan for annual Research and Extension Conference:  today, a visit with Clark County agent Brice Gibson, who reflects on his part in the response to the Starbuck wildfire that ravaged his county and neighboring counties last spring
Gibson 1101
11-1-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 1101
10-31-17
Wheat Winterkill Worries:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato takes a look at the sharp drop in temperatures late last week in several parts of Kansas, and whether that might have inflicted winterkill on late-established winter wheat plants...he talks about the stages of development at which wheat might have been vulnerable, and what symptoms of damage producers should look for in the coming days
Lollato 1031
10-31-17
Marshall County Agent:  The first in this week's series of interviews with county Extension agricultural agents from around Kansas, who are in Manhattan attending the 2017 Annual Research and Extension Conference:  today, Marshall County Extension agricultural agent Anastasia Johnson talks about the year in production agriculture in her county and the agricultural programs she's conducting there
Johnson 1031
10-31-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1031
10-31-17
Coyote Howling Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study out of Texas which looked at how people perceive coyote numbers in a given area by their nighttime howling
Lee 1031
10-30-17
Bullish Beef Demand:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on the continued good news on the beef demand front, and talks about the significant improvement in the projections on feedlot cattle returns heading into 2018
Tonsor 1030
10-30-17
FFA Convention Recap:  Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter provides a wrap-up of the 2017 National FFA Convention, where numerous Kansas FFA members were recognized for their accomplishments
Sleichter 1030
10-30-17
Food for Thought:  This year's chairman of the Dan Upson Lecture Series conducted by the student organization Food for Thought, Milea Anderson, previews the next lecture coming up a week from today, featuring Dr. Leon Barringer, a veterinarian with the U.S. Air Force, whose presentation is entitled "Why Do Agriculturalists Stand During the National Anthem"...plus, K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
Anderson 1030
10-30-17
4-H Project Selection:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw offers guidelines on selecting projects for this new 4-H year
Hinshaw 1030
10-27-17
Mexico Grain Trade:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at how the improvement in the oil market is influencing the grain markets, and he reflects on the volume of grain business the U.S. is doing with Mexico as the NAFTA renegotiations continue, during his weekly segment on the grain price trends
O'Brien 1027
10-27-17
National FFA Officer Candidate: A conversation with a Kansas FFA member from Chapman, Kyler Langvardt, who is currently a finalist for a national FFA officer post...he talks with DeLoss Jahnke from the 2017 National FFA Convention
Langvardt 1027
10-27-17
FFA Convention Report:  Today's National FFA Convention update from Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter features the news that a Kansan has just been named this year's FFA American Star in Agribusiness
Sleichter 1027
10-27-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather Knapp 1027
10-26-17
Global Food Security:  K-State agricultural economist Tim Dalton discusses the findings of a new report on global food security and nutrition, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:  he talks about the three principal factors that are contributing to food availability concerns around the world
Dalton part 1 1026
10-26-17Feed the Future:  K-State's Tim Dalton talks about how the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory initiative is responding to these food security challenges, with K-State serving as a major contributor by way of the four Feed The Future labs housed at the university  Dalton part 2 1026
10-26-17National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter files another report from the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, where several Kansas FFA members have advanced in their quest for national recognition Sleichter 1026
10-26-17Final Tomato Harvest:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham advises vegetable gardeners about harvesting the last tomatoes and peppers of the season, as a hard freeze is expected over most of Kansas by the weekend  Upham 1026
10-25-17Soybean Stem Borer:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about pre-harvest damage to soybean stands by the dectes stem borer, and how to distinguish that from disease damage....he also has some thoughts on fall-time management of alfalfa weevilsWhitworth 1025
10-25-17Testing for Nematodes:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine tells why right after harvest is an ideal time to test for cyst nematodes in soybean fields, so that the grower can map out a management plan if necessary...he also talks about why post-harvest testing for corn nematodes is not recommendedJardine 1025
10-25-17National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter files the first of this week's reports from the 2017 National FFA Convention in IndianapolisSleichter 1025
10-25-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 1025
10-24-17
Sorghum Dining Fare:  The managing director of the Center for Sorghum Improvement at K-State, Sarah Sexton-Bowser, and a K-State housing services dietician, Kelly Whitehair, talk about the university's efforts to introduce sorghum-based foods into the residence hall menus for students...this new initiative intends to educate students about sorghum as a foodgrain while providing a new market outlet for sorghum
Sexton-Bowser and Whitehair 1024
10-24-17
K-State Swine Day:  K-State swine specialist Jim Nelssen previews the 2017 Swine Day at K-State, set for November 16th on the campus...it will highlight research on emerging disease challenges in pork production, and transitioning to loose housing for gestating sows
Nelssen 1024
10-24-17Milk Lines:  K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's feature for dairy producers Brouk 1024
10-24-17
Preventing Woodpecker Damage:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the various kinds of woodpecker damage to homes, and what steps can be taken to prevent that damage
Lee 1024
10-23-17
Cattle Export Numbers:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he comments on the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report and what it signals to the market, and he addresses the current trend in beef by-product exports as well as the encouraging tone of the latest beef export numbers
Robb 1023
10-23-17
Livestock Disease Response:  The director of the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at K-State, Ken Burton, talks about three training sessions coming up this week in western Kansas that will instruct emergency responders, veterinarians, agency personnel and others about the response protocol in the event of a major animal disease outbreak...these one-day sessions are open to anyone who would like to learn more about their potential role during such an incident
Burton 1023
10-23-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
News 1023
10-23-17
4-H Hall-of-Famer:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn is joined by the latest Kansan to be elected to the National 4-H Hall of Fame....Jim Bassett, who through his support of 4-H remains a staunch advocate for adult volunteerism
Bassett 1023
10-20-17
Crop Yield Estimates:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at how the grain markets are responding to fall harvest and winter wheat planting delays, and he looks at the historical accuracy of the USDA's October corn and soybean acreage projections, during his weekly segment on the grain prices trends
O'Brien 1020
10-20-17
Agribusiness and Community:  K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers several key considerations incumbent upon local communities as they attempt to attract a large-scale enterprise, such as the proposed Tyson poultry production and processing complex for which three Kansas communities are currently in the running...he draws on his extensive experience as a Kansas community development adviser
Amanor-Boadu 1020
10-20-17
Crop Insurance Workshops:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby has more details on the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State will be co-sponsoring soon, and Jordan Hildebrand presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
Barnaby 1020
10-20-17
Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 1020
10-19-17
New Dicamba Regulations:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson outlines the newly-announced regulations on how dicamba herbicide can be applied to Xtend soybean and cotton crops starting in 2018, under the new classification as a restricted-use pesticide...he goes over what producers need to be aware of as they continue to grow dicamba-tolerant crops
Peterson 1019
10-19-17
Cow Nutrition Software:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about how cow-calf producers can benefit from the Beef Ration and Nutrition Decisions Software, or BRANDS, as they map out well-balanced feeding programs for their herds....he will be discussing that in more detail at the upcoming 5-State Beef Conference series being co-sponsored by K-State in early November
Waggoner 1019
10-19-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
News 1019
10-19-17
Moving Container Plants:  For this week's horticultural segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton offers a few simple guidelines for bringing container plants indoors for the remainder of the fall and winter
Patton 1019
10-18-17
Fall Crop Insects:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on armyworm and cutworm activity now being found in newly-planted winter wheat and cover crops, and discusses whether these pests are causing enough damage for producers to respond with an insecticide treatment
Whitworth 1018
10-18-17USDA Acreage Reporting:  Program specialist Scott Willbrant of the Farm Service Agency talks about crop acreage reporting requirements that producers need to keep in mind, to preserve their eligibility for farm program payments...two reporting deadlines for 2018 crop production are coming up soon Willbrant 1018
10-18-17Agronomy Field Day:  K-State agronomist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz previews the K-State Agronomy Field Day coming up on Friday, November 3rd, which will feature the latest on cover crop research Ruiz-Diaz 1018
10-18-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's  Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 1018
10-17-17
Fall Herbicide Options:  K-State weed management specialist Curtis Thompson covers the recommended herbicide options for treatment of annual broadleaf and grassy weeds in the fall ahead of corn or grain sorghum... primarily featuring atrazine in combination with other products, depending on the weed challenge in question...he says that these applications can go on with effective results just about anytime before the ground freezes
Thompson 1017
10-17-17
Farm Payment Facts:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses what he says are misperceptions that are being publicized about USDA crop program payments, pointing to data that K-State has complied on the recent ARC and PLC payments on 2016 production....he also previews the series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State is co-sponsoring soon, in partnership with neighboring land-grant universities
Barnaby 1017
10-17-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1017
10-17-17
Large Woodpecker Activity:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee profiles the pileated woodpecker and the role it plays in the woodlands ecosystem in Kansas
Lee 1017
10-16-17
Cattle Market Perspectives:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University covers the latest cattle market developments, including comments on a steadily-improving fed cattle trade and the current trend in premiums being paid for pre-conditioned calves at the auctions this fall....he also looks ahead to this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report
Peel 1016
10-16-17
Pasture Insurance Info:  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about how the Risk Management Agency's Pasture, Rangeland and Forage insurance program works, with the deadline for 2018 participation coming up soon...he shares his analysis of the likely benefits Kansas producers can expect from this coverage
Vandeveer 1016
10-16-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
News 1016
10-16-17
4-H New Youth Webinars:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences program manager Ruddy Benavides talks about a series of informational webinars available to 4-H agents, adult leaders and volunteers that explore ways of extending the 4-H program to new youth groups
Benavides 1016
10-13-17
Crop Report Reaction:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the market implications from yesterday's USDA October crop production and grain supply-and-demand reports, and he comments on what the extended delays in winter wheat planting in the central plains might mean for wheat prices on down the line, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
O'Brien 1013
10-13-17
USDA Loan Report:  The USDA farm loan chief for Kansas, Bob White, reports on USDA direct and guaranteed loan activity in the state in the just-concluded fiscal year, for operating and land-purchasing loans...he says that the interest in these loans was quite high this past year, and that the program in Kansas is in a solid position heading into this new fiscal year
White 1013
10-13-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 1013
10-13-17
Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 1013
10-12-17
State of Ag Co-ops:  The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, discusses the state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas and how they are adapting to the current strains on the agricultural economy...as October is designated as National Cooperative Month
Briggeman 1012
10-12-17
Ag in the Classroom:  The communications coordinator for the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Natalie Anderson, previews the program's annual meeting coming up soon, which will recognize the program's 2018 Teacher of the Year....she also talks about how agricultural producers can help with the cause of introducing agricultural themes and topics into local school curriculums
Anderson 1012
10-12-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 1012
10-12-17
Fall Lawn Management:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass horticulturist Jared Hoyle offers advise on fertilization and weed control for cool-season lawns here in the fall
Hoyle 1012
10-11-17
Late Wheat Planting (part 1):  K-State crop production specialists Romulo Lollato and Lucas Haag discuss the current delays in wheat planting around Kansas because of wet field conditions, and adjustments producers may want to make:  they look at modifying seeding rates as the planting date is pushed back further, and they promote the use of a starter fertilizer to help a late-planted stand get fully established
Lollato and Haag part 1 1011
10-11-17
Late Wheat Planting (part 2):  K-State's Romulo Lollato and Lucas Haag continue their discussion of late wheat planting, talking about seeding a cover crop for erosion control and, possibly, for forage if the decision is made not to plant wheat this late in the season, and about just how much of a decline in yield can one expect from planting wheat extremely late
Lollato and Haag part 2 1011
10-11-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines
News 1011
10-11-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 1011
10-10-17
Musk Thistle Control:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick covers the latest strategies for controlling musk thistle in pastures in the fall...he goes over the herbicide applications that have proven most effective in treating musk thistle rosettes, based on K-State's research trials
Fick 1010
10-10-17
Dairy Repro Advances:  K-State animal scientist Jeff Stevenson talks about the great advances that have been made in dairy herd reproduction technology, and comments on what may be coming next along that line....he presented a review of the advances in this area at a recent dairy repro research conference....plus, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines
Stevenson 1010
10-10-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines News 1010
10-10-17
Coyote Repro Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of the effect of nutrition on coyote reproduction, specifically on conception rates and litter size
Lee 1010
10-9-17
Cattle Market Factors:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's analysis of the cattle markets:  he has the latest on domestic beef demand, which continues to be robust, and he shares the new USDA numbers on U. S. beef exports and cattle imports, which in both cases are friendly news for the markets
Schulz 1009
10-9-17
Calf Receiving Ration:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi discusses the results of his recent research on using high-energy fiber-based feedstuffs as a receiving ration for stocker cattle heading into a winter feeding program...he says this approach is showing great merit in improving feed consumption and conversion efficiency
Blasi 1009
10-9-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
News 1009
10-9-17
4-H SPIN Clubs:  For this week's 4-H segment, Midway Extension District 4-H agent Michelle Beran provides an update on the 4-H SPIN Club initiative in Kansas
Beran 1009
10-6-17
Grain Price Basis:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the mildly positive news he's taking away from last Friday's USDA quarterly grains stocks report, and he looks at the favorable trend in local grain basis levels around Kansas presently, during his weekly segment on the grain markets
O'Brien 1006
10-6-17
Fall Crop Dry-down:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti returns to report on his research into dry-down rates for corn and soybeans ahead of harvest, using the "black layer" stage of development as the benchmark...he says that being familiar with the crop's in-field drying pace will be helpful in making harvest timing decisions
Ciampitti 1006
 10-6-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 1006
10-6-17
Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 1006
10-5-17
Wheat Disease Outlook:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf shares the final numbers on wheat crop disease losses in Kansas in 2017, noting that the leading disease problem was not what most people might have suspected....he also talks about early indications of disease challenges in the 2018 wheat crop
DeWolf 1005
10-5-17
Corn Yield Forecasting:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about a new yield forecasting tool he and his colleagues have devised for corn production in Kansas, based on in-season assessments of corn stands via satellite imagery coupled with weekly field reports from the USDA...early evaluations of this tool indicate that it's quite accurate in its yield estimations
Ciampitti 1005
10-5-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 1005
10-5-17
Planting Spring Bulbs:  For this week's horticulture segment, Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone talks about selecting and planting spring-flowering bulbs in the home landscape here in the fall
Eyestone 1005
10-4-17
Precision Ag Adoption:  K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin reports on his new study of how quickly farmers adopt new precision cropping technology, based on a survey of Kansas Farm Management Association members...it suggests that the sooner producers employ new technology, the more inclined they are to adopt the next technological advance
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10-4-17
Crop Rot Diseases:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about a variety of rot diseases that are prevalent in Kansas corn and soybeans as the fall harvest progresses, and what possible crop losses could result from these....he also cautions grain sorghum producers about the possibility of stalk rot making that crop vulnerable to lodging, which could then influence the timing of sorghum
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10-4-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 1004 
10-4-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 1004 
10-3-17
Farm Program Payments:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses the just-released information on marketing-year prices for 2016 crop production, which are being used to calculate the ARC and PLC program payments....he outlines what payments producers in the PLC program can expect in the coming days, and he comments on the expected ARC payments, although the county yield numbers have yet to be announced
Barnaby 1003
10-3-17
Cattle Vaccine Issues:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek looks at several possible reasons why a cattle vaccine treatment may not have worked as well as anticipated for a producer, saying that usually it's not the result of product failure...he spoke on this topic at the recent K-State Beef Stocker Field Day
Hanzlicek 1003
10-3-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 1003
10-3-17
Promising Rodent Repellant:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a compound that may well be the long-sought repellant product that's effective against rodents and rabbits 
Lee 1003
10-2-17
Strong Beef Demand:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor has the latest update on domestic beef demand, which is an increasingly positive story for the cattle industry, and he shares his new numbers on the expected returns to retaining ownership of fall calves during this week's segment on the cattle market trends
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10-2-17Cattle Vaccine Dosage:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about the importance of administering the proper dosage of vaccines to cattle at the working chute, and some common errors that producers make in their vaccinations...he addressed this topic at the recent K-State Beef Stocker Field Day Tarpoff 1002
10-2-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 1002
10-2-174-H International Programs:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren announces that applications are being taken for the assortment of Kansas 4-H international exchange programs taking place in 2018, with the application deadline coming up a month from now Waldren 1002
9-29-17
Sorghum Prices Ahead:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien covers his latest price probability outlook for grain sorghum, and he previews the USDA's small grains production summary and grains stocks report coming out later today, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
O'Brien 0929
9-29-17
Agribusines Change Conference:  K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone looks ahead to a special conference for agribusiness leaders to be hosted by K-State at the Olathe campus in mid-October, which will concentrate on navigating the changes in the agricultural economy....he shares some of the information he'll be presenting there on today's agribusiness climate
Featherstone 0929
9-29-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Jordan Hildebrand presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0929
9-29-17
Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0929
9-28-17
Minimizing Soil Compaction:  K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley talks about identifying soil compaction problems in crop fields during and following fall harvest...she offers some thoughts on navigating fields during harvest to minimize the chances of compacting soils, and talks about what's practical in addressing compaction problems
Presley 0928
9-28-17
Farm Data Ownership:  K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin discusses some of the current thinking on the ownership of farm data, and whether producers would be wise to "go off the grid" with their data...he maintains that the value of that data diminishes greatly by isolating it in an attempt to keep it private
Griffin 0928
9-28-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0928
9-28-17
Landscape Tree Planting:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State ornamental horticulturist Jason Griffin offers guidelines on selecting and planting landscape trees in the fall 
Griffin 0928
9-27-17
Soil Sampling Steps:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses how to properly soil test crop fields following the fall harvest, saying that errors in sampling can lead to a misread on the field's nutrient content...he talks about how to gather a representative sample and how to submit it to one's laboratory of choice
Ruiz-Diaz 0927
9-27-17
Livestock Waste Applications:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey follows up with a word on distributing livestock waste on crop ground as a nutrient source in the fall...understanding what the true nutrient value of that product is and then applying it to fields accordingly
DeRouchey 0927
 9;27-17

ASI Reunion:  The head of K-State's Animal Sciences and Industry Department, Ken Odde, previews the department's 2017 Family and Friends Reunion coming up two weeks from this Friday on the campus, with pre-registration due very soon

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9-27-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0927
9-26-17
Fall Weed Control:  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson explains why the rainfall over the last few days has created a excellent opportunity to treat crop fields for two of the more persistent noxious weed problems, bur ragweed and field bindweed...he goes over the preferred herbicide options for controlling each with a fall treatment and talks about post-treatment cropping restrictions
Thompson 0926
9-26-17
Calf Budget Tools:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about budgeting stocker and backgrounder calf programs, using on-line budget tools available through K-State to calculate the likely returns to those programs heading into 2018...she presented this information at K-State's 2017 Beef Stocker Field Day last week 
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9-26-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0926
9-26-17Least Shrew Facts:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the least shrew, which many people mistake for a mole when they find one in their homes...he talks about why they are of less concern than moles in the home landscapeLee 0926
9-25-17

Cattle Market Analysis:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he remarks on the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report, which indicated a higher placement number than most had anticipated, and he offers the LMIC's latest outlook on calf prices heading into 2018 and the cull cow market this fall

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9-25-17

Modified Grazing System:  K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney discusses a cattle grazing program that he's been studying at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays called modified intensive early stocking, which is proving to be a means of increasing per-acre beef production...it was one of the grazing systems he highlighted during his presentation at K-State's Beef Stocker Field Day last week 

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9-25-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0925
9-25-174-H Leadership Council:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw reports that applications are now being taken for the 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council to be selected later this fall Hinshaw 0925
9-22-17
China Grain Imports:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on a media report out of China that indicates that country will remain heavily reliant on feedgrain and soybean imports because of a chronic lack of productive land, and he provides his latest corn price probability analysis based on the USDA's updated grain supply-and-demand report during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
O'Brien 0922
9-22-17
New Research Farm:  The dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State, John Floros and north-central Kansas farmer Harold Lonsinger offer remarks at the dedication of the Harold and Olympia Lonsinger Sustainability Research Farm...a 2,300-acre tract of land donated by the Lonsingers to the university to study cropping management systems that improve soil health
Floros and Lonsinger 0922
9-22-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0922
9-22-17
Feedlot Field Day:  K-State watershed specialist Ron Graber previews a special K-State Feedlot Field Day set for early October in Lyon County, which will demonstrate new ideas in backgrounder feedlot layout and management
(Note:  Due to illness, K-State climatologist Mary Knapp is unavailable today for her weekly segment on Kansas agricultural weather...she will return to the broadcast next Friday.)
 
Graber 0922
9-21-17
Farm Safety Week:  K-State farm safety specialist Kerri Ebert talks about the main themes that are being promoted during National Farm Safety and Health Week, which started last weekend and continues through Saturday...all of which are illustrated in a series of webinars that can be downloaded for farm families and other groups to view
Ebert 0921
9-21-17
Late Sericea Burn:  K-State animal scientist K.C. Olson provides updated information on the effectiveness of a late-summer pasture burn on sericea lespedeza...he has just completed his four-year trial of this approach to sericea control, and he tells producers what to expect from the first year of employing this practice
Olson 0921
9-21-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
News 0921
9-21-17
No Oak Mites:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports a noticeable absence of oak leaf itch mites so far this season, and he comments on other insects of concern:  lacebugs damaging ornamental trees and boxelder bugs entering homes
Cloyd 0921
9-20-17
Wheat Planting Topics (part 1):  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato addresses a number of topics relating to winter wheat planting, which is just getting underway in Kansas:  on part one, he takes up several questions that were raised at the series of K-State pre-plant wheat schools around the state the past two months on variety response to management and nitrogen applications for higher protein
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9-20-17
Wheat Planting Topics (part 2): K-State's Romulo Lollato he offers a number of considerations on winter wheat planting dates and seeding rates for varying growing conditions around the state, as well as why seed size is an important variable in determining seeding rates
Lollato part 2 0920
9-20-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the agricultural news headlines of the day
News 0920
9-20-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0920
9-19-17
New Poultry Plant:  K-State poultry specialist Scott Beyer discusses the potential opportunities for agricultural producers in Kansas that the proposed poultry processing plant in northeast Kansas would offer, should the plant gain approval...he says that contract poultry production could augment one's current crop and livestock production in an economically-favorable way
Beyer 0919
9-19-17Hurricanes and Ag:  K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu looks at the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma on agricultural production in the impacted areas, and the possible ripple effect for the agricultural sector in general...he says that the overall economic effect on the livestock and crop interests in this region should be limited Amanor-Boadu 0919
9-19-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0919
9-19-17Collared Dove Hunt:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the less-restricted opportunities to hunt Eurasian collared doves in Kansas, and how those interact with the other, native dove species found in the state Lee 0919
9-18-17

Cattle Market Outlook:   Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University discusses the latest cattle market trends:  he comments on the fed cattle market's attempt to right itself after several weeks of trending lower, and he talks about expected improvement in the choice-to-select price spread as the fall comes on, as well as the renewed strength in the feeder cattle market 

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9-18-17Cover Crop Survey:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about a producer survey she's conducting on plant toxicity problems that might be turning up in cover crops that are being grazed for forage...she hopes that the information gathered from that survey will be useful in developing cover crop selection and management recommendations for grazing purposesFarney 0918
9-18-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales" News 0918
9-18-174-H/FCS Judging:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/family and consumer sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp  talks about the 4-H F-C-S  judging contest that took place at the Kansas State Fair Feldkamp 0918
9-15-17Weekly Grain Market Report: USDA released a series of reports earlier this week and according to K-State grain market economist Dan O’Brien, those reports may not have considered weather conditions enough.O'Brien 0915
9-15-17Purpling in Corn: K-State Research and Extension crop production and cropping systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the purple coloration of corn that’s appearing in some parts of the state. While there is some concern for the corn crop, he thinks sorghum faces a bigger concern. Ciampitti 0915
9-15-17Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the latest agricultural news, including this weeks' Kansas Wheat Scoop.News 0915
9-15-17

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

Knapp 0915
9-14-17

Sudden Death Syndrome: The K-State Plant Diagnostic Lab received the first sudden death syndrome infected soybean plants several weeks ago. K-State plant pathologist Doug Jardine discusses SDS and measures that can be taken to minimize its risk.

Jardine 0914
9-14-17

Q&A from the Gardiner Lecture: Jason Clay, vice president for markets and food at the World Wildlife Fund, and the latest speaker in the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at Kansas State University, fielded several  questions from the audience following his address.

Clay 0914
9-14-17

Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the latest agricultural news, including this weeks' Kansas soybean update from Greg Akagi.

News 0914
9-14-17

Seeding cool-season lawns: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham discusses the process for seeding or overseeding a cool-season lawn this fall…something he says should be done sooner than later.

Upham 0914
9-13-17

Cover Crop Issue:  Two K-State specialists, beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup, talk about concerns that have been raised about planting cover crops for fall and winter beef cattle forage...specifically, whether those grazing plans could be curtailed by previously-applied herbicide applications on that ground:  they go over the label restrictions for numerous commonly-used herbicides and what producers need to know about those restrictions before they move ahead 

Farney and Shoup 0913
9-13-17

Crop Payment Estimations:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby announces that K-State's final estimations on the Agricultural Risk Coverage payments for 2016 wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum have now been posted for producers to review, in advance of those payments being issued by the Farm Service Agency in October

Barnaby 0913
9-13-17

Stocker Field Day:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi previews the 2017 Beef Stocker Field Day that will take place at K-State a week from tomorrow (Thursday, September 21st) 

Blasi 0913
9-13-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0913
 9-12-17
Ag and Sustainability (part 1):  Part one of a conversation with the senior vice-president for markets and food at the World Wildlife Fund, Jason Clay, who presented the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems lecture last night at K-State:  he discusses the theme of his presentation, "Feeding the World: Sustaining the Planet", and talks about how his organization has chosen to collaborate with agricultural producer groups and agribusinesses around the world toward that objective
Clay part one 0912 
 9-12-17Ag and Sustainability (part 2):  With Jason Clay of the World Wildlife FundClay part two 0912 
9-12-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0912 
9-12-17 
Songbirds and Hawks:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the concern over hawks preying on songbirds at bird feeders, and what can be done to discourage that
Lee 0912 
9-11-17 
Cattle Market Comments:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor offers this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he talks about the latest positive news on U.S. beef exports, which he says are keeping the market from falling further, and he comments on whether the recent modest improvement in cattle futures prices will help the fed cattle market stay above the $100/cwt. mark
Tonsor 0911 
9-11-17Controlling Woody Brush:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about controlling woody brush in pastures in the fall, using either the basal bark or cut-stump treatment method...he goes over the preferred herbicide options and their respective effectiveness against locust, hedge and other invasive hardwood speciesFick 0911
9-11-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0911
9-11-17
48 Hours of 4-H:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the upcoming 48 Hours of 4-H community service weekend, saying that local 4-H groups need to register their service projects soon
Hinshaw 0911
9-8-17Local Grain Basis:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about some out-of-the-ordinary basis trends currently at certain Kansas elevators, and he looks ahead to the USDA's September crop production report coming out next week, during his weekly segment on the grain market trendsO'Brien 0908
9-8-17Canola Planting Time:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm talks about achieving good canola stand establishment at planting time, including a look at what new K-State research is saying about optimum canola seeding ratesStamm 0908
9-8-17I-G-P Container Workshop:  The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, talks about a couple of Container Grain Marketing Workshops the institute hosted this week for producers and marketers interested in selling grain via smaller-volume containers...also, Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopO'Neil 0908
9-8-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0908
9-7-17  Grain Sorghum Development: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the slow development of grain sorghum stands in Kansas as a result of cooler-than-normal temperatures in August and early September, and what K-State research tells us about the possible reduction in yields....he notes that the planting date is the critical factorCiampitti 0907 
9-7-17 

Shuttle Loading Study:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor reports on a new study of the large shuttle-loading grain facilities now commonly found in Kansas, and how such load-out facilities influence the prices available to grain producers...this work confirmed that these do result in a premium paid to producers who market their grain through a shuttle-loading system

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9-7-17  Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0907 
9-7-17  

Landscape Watering Needs:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham encourages homeowners to address the water needs of their landscape trees and shrubs, given the recent stretch of dry weather around the state 

Upham 0907 
 9-6-17

Upcoming Gardiner Lecture:  The committee chairman for the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at K-State, Steven Graham, tells about the next lecture coming up on the campus this Monday, featuring the senior vice president for markets and food with the World Wildlife Fund, Jason Clay....he'll be speaking on, and receiving questions on, the topic of "Feeding the World:  Sustaining the Planet"...this lecture is free and open to the public, and also will be streamed live for those who can't attend  

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9-6-17New NWS Guide:  K-State environmental quality specialist Peter Tomlinson talks about a new guide created by K-State and Oklahoma State University on using the on-line information of interest to agricultural producers provided by the National Weather Service...he goes over what's available via both the NWS mobile app and the full desktop version, as this publication explains how to navigate those sitesTomlinson 0906
9-6-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0906 
9-6-17 Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0906 
9-5-17 Fall Calf Decisions:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers this week's remarks on the cattle market trends:  among other things, he goes over his new analysis of fall calf marketing decisions and the likely returns to backgrounding those calves, comparing expected cost of gain to anticipated value of gainSchulz 0905 
9-5-17 Forage Crop Options:  K-State cropping systems agronomist John Holman looks at annual forage production options for Kansas cattle producers, based on his extensive field research on annual forage rotations....he spoke on this topic at the recent KLA/K-State Ranch Management Field Day in southwest KansasHolman 0905 
9-5-17 Weekly Features:  This week's 4-H segment introduces the newly-appointed manager of the 4-H new youth and adult audiences program, Ruddy Benavides...plus this week's "Tree Tales" with K-State forester Charlie Barden and this week's "Milk Lines" with K-State dairy specialist Mike BroukBenavides 0905 
9-5-17Wildlife Food Plots:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about what to realistically expect from establishing winter food plots for wildlife in the fallLee 0905
9-1-17Grain Market Concerns:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the grain market impacts from Hurricane Harvey, and about the trade's attention on possible early frost damage to summer crops in the upper Midwest, during his weekly discussion of the current grain market trendsO'Brien 0901
9-1-17Soybean Insect Alert:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports that there are numerous insects working on soybean stands in Kansas, some feeding on the foliage, others damaging the pods and beans themselves....he talks about assessing the damage and making decisions on insecticide treatments against these pestsWhitworth 0901
9-1-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0901
9-1-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0901
 8-31-17Beef Bull Fertility:  A research veterinarian from the University of Calgary, John Kastelic, talks about the management of beef bulls to promote fertility...he looks at the nutritional game plan that results in more fertile bulls, and he discusses what to consider in examining and evaluating young bulls for breeding soundness...he spoke on the topic at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop hosted by K-State this weekKastelic 0831 
8-31-17 Cattle Repro Workshop:  K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber shares what he considers the highlight information from this week's workshop, which welcomed in nearly 400 researchers and beef producers from across the nation...he made a presentation in yesterday's session on guidelines for selection of replacement heifers Weaber 0831 
8-31-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0831
8-31-17 Landscape and Garden Insects:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on an assortment of insects at work in landscapes and gardens currently, including fall webworms on walnut trees, lace bugs on various landscape ornamentals and squash bugs on garden cucurbit cropsCloyd 0831 
8-30-17Marketing Open Cows:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about strategic marketing of cull cows:  knowing the cull cow price cycle and when the most favorable marketing opportunities are, and sizing up the prospect of holding open cows for winter feeding for marketing in late winter or early spring, when cow prices typically improveWaggoner 0830
8-30-17 Replacement Heifer Nutrition:  One of the featured speakers at the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop being hosted by K-State this week:  University of Idaho Extension beef cattle specialist John Hall talks about nutrition management for developing replacement heifers, considering both pre-weaning and post-weaning nutrient needs building up to her first breedingHall 0830 
8-30-17 Kansas Farmer Feature:   Saline County farmer Justin Knopf talks about his work with K-State in developing conservation farming practices, which will be featured in a documentary to be aired tomorrow evening nationally on The Discovery ChannelKnopf 0830 
8-30-17 Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas SLL 0830 
8-29-17Wheat Nutrient Management:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses planting-time nutrient management for winter wheat, centering on fertilizer product selection based on a pre-plant soil test, and covering rate and placement of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for optimum stand establishmentRuiz-Diaz 0829
8-29-17 Wheat Stubble Weeds:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about controlling thick infestations of grassy and broadleaf weeds in wheat stubble going into the fall, whether or not the field will be planted back to winter wheat...he looks at the product options to consider in view of the herbicide resistance that has developed in many of these more difficult weed species Peterson 0829 
8-29-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0829
8-29-17 Feral Cat Issue:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the latest numbers on feral cat predation on birds and other wildlife, saying that it has become a serious wildlife conservation problemLee 0829 
8-28-17Cattle Market Commentary:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, covers the cattle market scene this week:  he looks at the possibility that cattle prices may be near their low ebb for the season, and talks about the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report, which may be a harbinger of better times for the cattle market aheadRobb 0828
8-28-17Cow Herd Health:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about a number of herd health management priorities for cow-calf producers to consider as summer gives way to fall...including monitoring and maintaining cow nutritional condition, being aware of the possibility of summer pneumonia in calves, and launching the pre-conditioning program for calves as weaning time approachesHanzlicek 0828
8-28-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0828 
8-28-17 4-H Dog Conference:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the 2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Project Conference coming up in October, registrations for which are being taken nowWaldren 0828 
8-25-17 Grain Market Influences:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about improved profitability in biofuels production and the level of support that's giving to row crop prices currently, and he takes a look at the latest market viewpoint on drought stress in the Corn Belt, during his weekly commentary on the grain market trendsO'Brien 0825
8-25-17  Sorghum Aphid Outlook:  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud reports on heightened activity of sugarcane aphid in some Kansas grain sorghum fields this past week....and he talks about why he believes this pest will eventually become a non-factor for grain sorghum producers....he spoke on this topic at the 2017 Row Crop Roundup field day at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays earlier this weekMichaud 0825
8-25-17  Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's edition of the Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0825 
8-25-17  Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0825 
8-24-17Tillage in No-Till:  K-State soil scientist Augustine Obour reports on his current research on occasional tillage in a no-till cropping system as a remedy for herbicide-resistant weeds that have become problematic for producers...he's looking not only at the effectiveness of one-time moderate tillage on those weeds, but at the resulting impact on crop yields and soil quality...he talked about this at the Row Crop Roundup Field Day at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays yesterdayObour 0824
8-24-17Environmental Regulations Guide:  K-State environmental quality specialist Peter Tomlinson tells about a newly-revised and upgraded publication from K-State Research and Extension that will help farmers and ranchers navigate the vast array of land management water quality regulations and the agencies that administer those in Kansas...it's called the Environmental Regulation Guide for Rural Kansas, and is available nowTomlinson 0824
8-24-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0824
8-24-17Fall Vegetable Gardening:  For this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about what's necessary to successfully start a fall garden of cool-season vegetablesPatton 0824
8-23-17Cattle Parasite Control:  Oklahoma State University livestock entomologist Justin Talley discusses external parasite control for the cattle herd, saying that this has been a more intense year than normal for horn flies and ticks on cattle...he talks about formulating a comprehensive control program for both of these that works for one's individual operation...he was one of the featured speakers at the K-State/KLA Ranch Management Field Days recentlyTalley 0823
8-23-17
Controlling Anaplasmosis in Cattle:  K-State beef cattle veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about identifying, and contending with, anaplasmosis disease in cattle, in that this disease continues to expand its range in Kansas...he emphasizes the biosecurity aspect of preventing the spread of the disease, and goes over the outward signs of it that producers should be looking for...he was another of the featured speakers at the K-State/KLA Ranch Management Field Days recently
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8-23-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines News 0823
8-23-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0823
8-22-17

Sorghum Aphid Report:  K-State crop entomologist Brian McCornack has the latest on sugarcane aphid activity in grain sorghum, with this pest now confirmed in three counties in Kansas....the good news is that the aphid is showing up later than it has in previous years, which may play to the advantage of the grower

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8-22-17Crop Insurance Caps:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor goes over K-State's new analysis of two proposed changes to the federal crop insurance program, and what those would mean for all producers who utilize crop insurance:  specifically, the suggested cap on crop insurance eligibility based on a farm's adjusted gross income, and a cap on the cost-share on crop insurance premiums Taylor 0822
8-22-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0822
8-22-17

Bird Collision Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of bird collisions with windows, as influenced by the structure and location of buildings

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 8-21-17Cattle Price Slump:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured in this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the faltering cattle market and the prospects for prices finding a floor soon...and he offers his latest thoughts on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying that the U.S. has to be careful about pursuing changes in Canadian dairy policy, lest that backfire and bring harm to other agricultural trade with Canada and MexicoPeel 0821
8-21-17Split-Time Beef A-I:  K-State beef reproduction physiologist David Grieger talks about his research work on the split-timed A-I approach to cattle breeding, as the potential next step in employing A-I in beef genetics management...he talks about the potential advantages over fixed-time A-IGrieger 0821
8-21-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0821
8-21-174-H Shooting Sports:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn previews the series of Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports state matches coming up in SeptemberVan Horn 0821
8-18-17
Grain Market Factors:  From the Risk and Profit Conference at K-State,  grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the growing expectation that there will be still fewer acres planted to winter wheat in Kansas and elsewhere this fall, and he offers his thoughts on the weather threats to corn and soybeans in leading production states, and the chances that the markets will eventually rally if the production numbers go down
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8-18-17
New Wheat Varieties:  The president of the Kansas Wheat Alliance based at K-State, Daryl Strouts, outlines the production traits of the three new K-State-bred wheat varieties that are now available to growers for planting this fall...Larry, Zenda and Tatanka:  he'll go over the strengths of each of these, and where in the state each is likely to yield well
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8-18-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 0818
8-18-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather, and passes along the latest on the expected conditions for Monday's solar eclipse....she also tells abut eclipse-time information that the Weather Data Library at K-State will be gathering from its northeast Kansas station
Knapp 0818
8-17-17
Row Crop Diseases (part 1):  An extended report from K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine on the most prominent diseases currently showing up in corn, grain sorghum and soybean crops around Kansas, and what producers should be thinking about in responding to them: in part 1,  he talks about the severity of southern rust and gray leaf spot in corn, as well as the extent to which the newest corn disease threat, bacterial streak, has spread in Kansas corn production
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8-17-17
Row Crop Diseases (part 2)  K-State's Doug Jardine talks about the high potential of aflatoxin developing in drought-stressed corn, and what that means for growers as they sell, store or feed that corn post-harvest...and he offers an advisory to growers with late-planted corn about the possibility of those stands serving as the "green bridge" for wheat streak mosaic, which could threaten newly-planted wheat stands nearby
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8-17-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's edition of the Kansas Soybean Update
News 0817
8-17-17
Lawn Overseeding Prep:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about taking the preliminary steps now for overseeding a cool-season lawn this fall
Hoyle 0817
8-16-17
Cattle Price Discovery:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about his recent study of trends in live cattle negotiated prices over the past 15 years, and how prices in one region on any given week might influence prices in other major cattle feeding regions...he hopes this information will help producers and buyers more fully understand what is driving price discovery in the marketplace...he's sharing this research at the K-State Risk and Profit Conference this week
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8-16-17
Ag and Rural Issues:  The featured speaker at the 2017 K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues yesterday:  the chief executive officer of CoBank, Tom Halverson, addresses numerous current economic and policy issues facing agriculture and rural areas, and he talks about the dialogue he's been having with elected officials and administrative leaders on those matters
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8-16-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0816
8-16-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0816
8-15-17
Farm Diversification Study:  K-State agricultural economist Alex Shanoyan reports on a new analysis of farm operation diversification and how it relates to the farm's financial resilience during difficult economic times...he will cover this in one of the breakout sessions at the Risk and Profit Conference this week at K-State
Shanoyan 0815
8-15-17
Risk Management Session:  The senior economist for the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, tells of a special risk management workshop that the institute is putting on for foreign and domestic grain buyers, the aim being to help those buyers handle price risk when purchasing U.S. grains
O'Neil 0815
8-15-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
News 0815
8-15-17
Toxic Algae Test:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about incidents of blue-green algae appearing on numerous farm ponds and lakes this summer, and how to positively identify it 
Lee 0815
8-14-17
Cattle Market Factors:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he comments on the negative impact of current global tensions on the markets in general, when then is reflected in the cattle trade....he also invites producers to use K-State's Feeder Cattle Risk Management Tool to calculate one's best price risk strategy for feeders going into the fall and winter
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8-14-17
Marketing Assistance Loans:  Agricultural program specialist Carla Wicoff of the Farm Service Agency state office reminds grain producers of the USDA marketing assistance loan program that they can use at fall harvest time as a source of short-term financing.....she also talks about the availability of grain crop graze-out payments for wheat and other small grain crops
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8-14-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales" News 0814
8-14-17
4-H Program Fee:  For this week's 4-H segment, the new state 4-H leader at K-State, Wade Weber, talks about his early interactions with 4-H stakeholders around the state...and he talks about the new 4-H participation fee which will be instituted this fall, and what the fee will support 
Weber 0814
8-11-17
Crop Report Questions:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the surprising estimations on U.S. corn and soybean production released by the USDA yesterday in its August report, and he talks about another modest surge in wheat exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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8-11-17Economic Benchmarking Tools:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about new information she has put together that will help Kansas agricultural producers benchmark their operations' economic status...she'll be presenting that at K-State's Risk and Profit Conference next week in ManhattanReid 0811 
8-11-17
Yield Monitor Workshop:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda invites crop producers to a special Yield Monitor Workshop taking place on the campus this coming Monday, where participants can learn how to use their yield monitor data more productively...also, Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop

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8-11-17Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0811 
8-10-17 

Crop Insurance Changes:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about proposed cuts to the federal crop insurance program, and the implications those would likely bring to bear for crop producers….and he reports on the move to address the price convergence issue in the wheat market

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8-10-17 Farm Machinery Decisions:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl looks at strategies for replacing farm machinery, especially at times when profit margins on the farm or ranch are extra tightIbendahl 0810 
8-10-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0810 
8-10-17 Determining Apple Ripeness:  On this week’s horticulture segment, Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone goes over the physical signals that tell an apple grower that the fruit is ripe for pickingEyestone 0810 
 8-9-17
Planting Cover Crops (part 1):  K-State cropping systems agronomist Kraig Roozeboom talks about selecting a cover crop for planting this fall, as a forage resource or for long-term soil improvement:  he looks at the growth characteristics of several grasses, legumes and brassicas and the forage production expectations for each, and he goes over the agronomic management requirements for cover crop establishment
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 8-9-17 Planting Cover Crops (part 2):  With K-State agronomist Kraig RoozeboomRooozeboom part 2 0809 
 8-9-17 
Feed the Future Project:  K-State agricultural economist Yacob Zereyesus talks about a U.S. Agency for International Development project he's engaged in, which is tracking the food needs of impoverished families in the African country of Ghana...this is part of the large-scale Feed the Future initiative involving a host of K-State researchers
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  8-9-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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8-8-17
Grazing Rich Forages:  K-State beef reproduction specialist Sandy Johnson reports on a new study of high-protein grazing forages and their impact on beef heifer fertility...this research will be highlighted at one of the K-State/Kansas Livestock Association Ranch Management Field Days coming up this month...she also reminds producers about the deadline for registering for the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop which is set for late August in Manhattan
Johnson 0808
8-8-17
Wheat Insect Guide:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about using K-State's 2017 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings report as a guide in managing against leading insect problems in Kansas wheat production....most notably, Hessian flies and wheat curl mites which vector several plant viruses, including wheat streak mosaic disease
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8-8-17Ag News:   Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0808
8-8-17
Fish Bait Behavior:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study of whether fish can learn to avoid artificial bait in catch-and-release situations
Lee 0808
8-7-17
Cattle Market Factors:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the LMIC's new projection on calf and yearling prices for the remainder of 2017, and he comments on the market significance of the tariff hike on U.S. beef exports into Japan
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8-7-17Mycotoxins in Corn:  K-State livestock feed scientist Cassie Jones and graduate researcher Ashton Yoder report on their new study on mycotoxins in harvested corn, and how those toxins can be reduced substantially by screening corn as it goes into storage...this could be an important consideration for farmers who will soon be harvesting corn as a feedstuff for their livestock Jones Yoder 0807
8-7-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0807
8-7-17
4-H Poetry Outreach:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about a literary approach to connecting with new 4-H youth groups...plus this week's lineup of county fairs around Kansas 
Seay 0807
8-4-17
Grain Export Boom:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to next week's USDA crop production and grain stocks report, and talks about a new, robust report on grain exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
O'Brien 0804
8-4-17
Margin Protection Insurance:  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer discusses the new crop insurance option that will be available to Kansas corn and soybean growers for the 2018 crop, the margin protection program:  he'll explain what it's designed to cover, how the coverage is calculated, and the pros and cons of the program...he will be presenting an in-depth session on margin protection at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference at K-State
Vandeveer 0804
8-4-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 0804
8-4-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0804
8-3-17
Wheat Pest Ratings:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato and wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf talk about the content of the just-released 2017 Kansas Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings report:  the information it provides on variety disease and insect resistance as well as evaluations on several important agronomic characteristics...they comment on things that they would like producers to study as they use this report for their seed selection decisions
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8-3-17
Precision Ag Conference:  K-State weed ecologist Anita Dille talks about some of the concepts that caught her attention as she participated in the recent European Conference on Precision Agriculture...and she talks about current K-State research findings that were presented there on variable-rate soil-applied herbicide treatments and on using drones for in-season weed detection in corn and grain sorghum stands
Dille 0803
8-3-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0803
8-3-17Dividing Iris Plants:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham covers the steps to follow  when dividing iris plants, which he says should be done here in the month of AugustUpham 0803
8-2-17
Horn Fly Control:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises cattle producers to ready their herds for the late-summer burst of horn fly activity, by re-treating cattle with a different insecticide compound than they have been using so far this summer...he says that rotating to a different chemistry is important in keeping horn flies from developing resistance to insecticides
Tarpoff 0802
8-2-17
Soybean Insect Issues:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth lists several insects that are now at work in Kansas soybean fields, some of which are defoliating stands at yield-damaging levels while others are feeding on newly-developing pods...he talks about the treatment response for each of these pests
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8-2-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the days agricultural news headlines.News 0802
8-2-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0802
8-1-17
Wheat Variety Performance (part 1):  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser reviews the just-released yield numbers from K-State's 2017 Wheat Variety Performance Test, which evaluated varieties at 16 locations throughout Kansas...this information is available for producers to use as they make their seed selections for the upcoming growing season:  in part 1, she recaps the growing season and how the weather conditions and pest problems impacted variety performance
Lingenfelser part 1 0801
8-1-17Wheat Variety Performance (part 2):  K-State's Jane Lingenfelser highlights the varieties which topped the yield charts, region by region, at K-State's wheat variety test sitesLingenfelser part 2 0801
8-1-17Wheat Variety Performance (part 3):  K-State's Jane Lingenfelser summarizes the general performance of the five most-widely-planted varieties in Kansas this past season...plus, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesLingenfelser part 3 0801
8-1-17
Prairie Dogs and Plague:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study out of Colorado which looked at weather patterns as a predictor of plague outbreaks in prairie dog populations
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7-31-17
Cattle Market Comments:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's commentary on the cattle markets:  he identifies more key indicators from the USDA's recent cattle inventory report, and he talks about a new information source created by the USDA, called the Weekly Fed Cattle Comprehensive Report, which combines negotiated, formula, forward contract and grid purchase information into a single weekly price series
Schulz 0731
7-31-17
New Extension Leader:  The new associate director of Extension at K-State, Gregg Hadley, discusses the current state of the Cooperative Extension Service in Kansas and his aspirations for Extension in this state in the coming years, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality and youth development
Hadley 0731
7-31-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
News 0731
7-31-17
4-H Livestock Activities:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn talks about what 4-H livestock activities contribute to youth development....plus this week's lineup of county fairs around Kansas
Van Horn 0731
7-28-17
Grain Weather Markets:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien takes a close look at how increasingly-adverse weather conditions may boost corn and soybean prices, and he shares his latest price probability projection for soybeans during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
O'Brien 0728
7-28-17
Wheat Streak Mosaic: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf addresses the huge concern with wheat streak mosaic in this year's wheat crop, and is urging producers to take action to prevent a repeat of the severe crop losses attributed to that disease, starting with full control of volunteer wheat in the coming weeks
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7-28-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0728
7-28-17
Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0728
7-27-17
Processing Corn Silage:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about putting up corn silage destined for beef cattle feeding...how silage can be best utilized in cow-calf and growing rations, and guidelines on harvesting and packing corn silage to maximize its feeding quality
Waggoner 0727
7-27-17
Risk and Profit:  K-State Extension assistant in agricultural economist Rich Llewlyn passes along the details on K-State's 2017 Risk and Profit Conference coming up in mid-August, which will focus in part on agricultural policy issues in advance of the forthcoming congressional work on the 2018 Farm Bill
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7-27-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0727
7-27-17 Garden Harvest Tips:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State vegetable and fruit production specialist Cary Rivard offers harvest and storage guidelines for several kinds of popular garden produceRivard 0727
7-26-17
Canola Variety Performance:  K-State canola breeder Mike Stamm reflects on the 2017 canola harvest, and the varieties and hybrids that excelled in K-State's field trials this year...he talks about what was learned from this crop that will be of benefit as another canola planting season rolls around in early fall
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7-26-17
Precision Ag Matters:  K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin reports on the topics that generated the most discussion at a major precision agriculture technology conference that he attended last week in Scotland....he also talks about his current research into the economics of using precision guidance cultivation as an alternative to herbicide use against resistant weed populations
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7-26-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.News 0726
7-26-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0726
7-25-17
Antibiotic Resistance Issue (part 1):  K-State veterinarian Mike Apley, a national authority on the issue of antibiotic resistance as it relates to livestock production, talks about the current dialogue on the subject among human and animal health experts...he points out some of the public misperceptions that continue to exist, discusses the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive as a response, and stresses the importance of good stewardship in using antibiotics for human and livestock health treatment moving forward
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7-25-17
Antibiotic Resistance Issue (part 2):  K-State veterinarian Mike Apley.
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7-25-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines.
News 0725
7-25-17
Feral Hog Bait:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new bait product that has been developed for feral hog control, and what independent testing says about its performance
Lee 0725
7-24-17
USDA Cattle Reports:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he digs into the numbers from the USDA's monthly cattle-on-feed report and mid-year cattle inventory report, both of which were released last Friday afternoon...he also comments on the lower trend in the boxed beef market, and whether that falloff is coming to an end
Peel 0724
7-24-17
Sericea Burning Study:  K-State animal scientist K.C. Olson reports on the findings from the final year of his research trials on the effect of late-season prescribed burning on sericea lespedeza in Kansas pastures...this approach is showing great promise as a means of effectively controlling this noxious weed, and now he is ready to research the practical application of this tactic in beef grazing programs
Olson 0724
7-24-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
News 0724
7-24-17
Back to School:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about using county fair project work in readying for the upcoming new school year....plus this week's Kansas county fair calendar
Feldkamp 0724
7-21-17
Wheat Price Improvement:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about what he considers favorable signals for improved wheat prices, and he reports on the status of local basis levels in central and western Kansas, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
O'Brien 0721
7-21-17
Ag Trade Concerns:  K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers his latest observations on U.S. trade policy, with the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement set to begin next month...he says he still has concerns about trade issues over non-agricultural goods, and that agricultural trade could end up being harmed in the process
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7-21-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson cover's the day's agricultural news headlines, and Jordan Hildebrand presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0721
7-21-17 Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0721
7-20-17
Crops and Heat (part 1):  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses the potential effect of the recent oppressive heat on row crops in Kansas, with corn being the most vulnerable at the moment...he goes over the variables that could lead to substandard corn pollination, and covers the heat impacts on grain sorghum and soybeans as well, including double-cropped stands
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7-20-17
Crops and Heat (part 2): With K-State's Ignacio Cimapitti
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7-20-17
Beef Repro Workshop:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson previews the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium, which K-State will host in late August....this is a prime opportunity for beef cattle producers, veterinarians and others to pick up on the very latest on A-I and embryo transfer management and other aspects of beef reproduction systems...plus, Greg Akagi presents this weeks edition of the Kansas Soybean Update
Johnson 0720
7-20-17
Ornamental Flower Trials:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State ornamental horticulturist Cheryl Boyer reports on several of the ornamental flower varieties that are rating highly in K-State's evaluation trials this year
Boyer 0720
7-19-17
Supreme Heifer Program:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney reports on the successes of the Sunflower Supreme Heifer Program, which aids cow-calf producers in replacement heifer development either for retention in the herd or for sale...the program has plans to expand its sales range into central Kansas soon, and she says it's time for interested producers to start looking into participation
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7-19-17 Improving Bacon Preservation:  K-State meat scientist Terry Houser talks about the ever-increasing popularity of bacon with U.S. consumers, and about research ongoing at K-State to preserve the quality of bacon as it's delivered to retail food outlets...they're testing out several anti-oxidant materials for their abilities to keep uncooked bacon freshHouser 0719
7-19-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0719
7-19-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0719
7-18-17
Current Soybean Issues:  K-State agronomist Doug Shoup comments on the state of the current Kansas soybean crop and some of the challenges that soybean stands are facing, from insect and weed issues to crop fertility considerations, that may call for a producer response
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7-18-17
Humic Soil Additives:  K-State agronomist A.J. Foster talks about what is known to date about humic products as soil improvement treatments...he is testing the performance of these products in field trials in southwest Kansas, saying that there is a great deal to be learned about the actual benefits of these humic applications
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7-18-17
Birds and Wind Turbines:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study which sheds a different light on the extent of bird losses due to collisions with wind turbines 
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7-17-17
Cattle Market Outlook:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he outlines reasons why the rest of 2017 looks favorable for cattle prices, despite large beef supplies....and he preview's this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed and mid-year cattle inventory reports
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7-17-17Grass Cattle Lameness:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about monitoring cattle herds on grass for indications of foot rot, the primary kind of lameness that shows up in herds at this time of the year...he addresses the importance of early treatment of this conditionTarpoff 0717
7-17-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0717
7-17-17New 4-H Youth:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about a recent successful effort to introduce Native American youth to what 4-H in Kansas has to offer...plus, this week's lineup of county fairs around the stateSeay 0717
7-14-17
Wheat Export Improvement:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the market response to this week's USDA crop production and grain stocks reports, and highlights a notable boost in U.S. wheat exports of late, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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7-14-17
Reducing Irrigation Runoff:  K-State water resources engineer Jonathan Aguilar goes over several crop irrigation principles for reducing water runoff while promoting crop "mining" for water....this information was shared at a major field day for crop consultants hosted this week by K-State's Department of Agronomy
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7-14-17Soy Food Promotion:  From the staff of the Kansas Soybean Commission, Charlene Patton talks about the commission's summertime campaign to promote soy-based foods, which includes a soy foods guide available to consumers Patton 0714
7-14-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather 
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7-13-17
Cattle Algae Toxicity:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek cautions cattle producers about the herd health threat that is lurking in several farm ponds again this summer:  blue-green algae, which has been prompted by recent weather conditions....the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State has already received reports of cattle losses caused by toxins from algae blooms
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7-13-17
Cow Pregnancy Analysis:  K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson talks about merits of conducting a cow herd pregnancy evaluation earlier than normal, and she promotes the use of a special app developed at K-State that can assist in cow or heifer pregnancy analysis
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7-13-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0713
7-13-17Heat and Vegetables:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about the effects of the recent hot weather on several garden vegetable crops, including tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and watermelons Upham 0713
7-12-17
Dicamba Soybean Issue:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson discusses the escalating concern over herbicide drift from applications to dicamba-tolerant soybeans over to susceptible soybean varieties in neighboring fields...he cites K-State field research on dicamba drift and its impact on eventual soybean yields, which revolves around the stage of the crop's development at the time of the drift incident
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7-12-17
Sorghum Chinch Bugs: K-State crop entomologist J. P. Michaud advises grain sorghum producers about the progression of chinch bugs, and why controlling the first generation of this insect is important in keeping the second generation from inflicting major damage to grain sorghum heads later on in the growing season
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7-12-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0712
7-12-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0712
7-11-17
Wheat Ancestor Genetics:  Two K-State researchers, wheat breeder Allan Fritz and wheat geneticist Eduard Akhunov, talk about their current wheat improvement efforts using genetic material from an ancestor of modern-day wheat called wild emmer...this plant has properties that could greatly enhance wheat productivity once they're incorporated into wheat lines in K-State's program
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7-11-17Corn Disease Alert:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine advises corn growers to be at the ready to enact their control measures against gray leaf spot, considered one of the most damaging diseases in central plains corn production...he talks about distinguishing gray leaf spot from another corn disease that has come upon the scene in recent years, bacterial streakJardine 0711
7-11-17Ag News Update:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 0711
7-11-17Mice and Lyme Disease:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about how white-footed mice play a role in the spread of Lyme disease, which can be contracted by people from tick bitesLee 0711
7-10-17
Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about another week of lower prices and why strong beef demand is critical to keeping the market from falling further....he also brings up a concern about bi-lateral trade agreements, sharing an example of how those can work against the interests of the cattle sector
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7-10-17
Pasture Leasing Survey:  K-State agricultural economist Leah Tsoodle goes over the findings of the just-released 2017 Bluestem Pasture Report...a survey of pasture managers in the Flint Hills region on the going leasing rates, and leasing arrangements, for grass....this biennial report is often used as a guideline for negotiating pasture leases statewide
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7-10-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0710
7-10-174-H and County Fairs:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about county fair activity as a youth development experience...plus this week's lineup of county fairs around KansasHinshaw 0710
7-7-17
Crop Report Reaction:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about this week's market reaction to last Friday's USDA crop acreage report, and comments on how much, if any, price support can be expected from current weather worries affecting the corn and wheat markets, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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7-7-17
Wheat Quality Research:  K-State wheat geneticist Jesse Poland talks about the latest wheat genetics research undertaking at K-State, supported by a major grant funded in part by Kansas wheat producers directly....it will use an integrated approach for predicting the milling and baking qualities of new wheat varieties at a much faster rate than ever before
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7-7-17Wheat Harvest Update:  he final installment in this summer's series of Kansas wheat harvest reports features Extension agricultural agent JoEllyn Argabright of Rawlins County and multi-county agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones of the Sunflower Extension DistrictWheat Harvest Report 0707
7-7-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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7-6-17
Fusarium Research Workshop (1):  K-State plant pathologist John Leslie is joined by several fellow scientists who are taking part in the 2017 International Fusarium Research Workshop hosted by K-State...this is a high-profile event which brings together the world's leading researchers to exchange ideas on contending with crop and livestock diseases and human health problems caused by fusarium fungus:  mikeside with John on segment one are Rudy Krska of Austria and Yin-Won Lee of South Korea
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7-6-17
Fusarium Research Workshop (2):  K-State plant pathologist John Leslie is joined by two more scientists who are taking part in the 2017 International Fusarium Research Workshop hosted by K-State...David Geiser of Penn State University and Brett Summerell of Australia
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7-6-17Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Sandra Wick of the Post Rock Extension District in north-central Kansas...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateWheat Harvest Report 0706
7-6-17More Landscape Bugs:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about the proliferation of ticks this summer in home landscapes, and cautions homeowners about Japanese beetles attacking rose bushes and other landscape ornamentalsCloyd 0706
7-5-17
Irrigation Water Losses:  K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers talks about the realities of evaporative losses from center-pivot irrigation....specifically, the actual water losses that occur from the nozzle to the target crop, which are much less than might appear....he advises irrigators to pay more attention to the runoff losses from their fields instead
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7-5-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents James Coover of Dickinson County, Tyler Husa of the River Valley Extension District and Cody Miller of the Phillips-Rooks Extension District
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7-5-17
Safe Boating Practices:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about boating safety when fishing or otherwise enjoying time on Kansas waterways...and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines
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7-5-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0705
7-3-17
Cattle Market Analysis:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on further erosion of fed cattle prices on the heels of a drop in beef cutout values, coupled with rising beef slaughter weights....he also passes along the LMIC's outlook on cattle feedlot profitability heading through the last half of 2017
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7-3-17
Beef Genetics Technology:  K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber reports on some of the information shared at the recent Beef Improvement Federation annual conference on advances in beef genetics...he talks about the potential growth of the use of cattle genomic information in cattle breeding, and what attendees had to say about the economic returns to employing the new genetic technology at hand
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7-3-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Stacy Campbell of Ellis County and Shad Marston of McPherson County...plus, K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
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7-3-174-H Shooting Sports:  or this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn provides an update on 4-H shooting sports activities in Kansas...plus, this week's lineup of county fairs around the state Van Horn 0703
6-30-17
Crop Acreage Report:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien reports on some substantial premiums now being paid for high-protein wheat at certain delivery points in Kansas, and he previews today's USDA crop acreage report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-30-17Wheat Disease Breakthrough:  K-State plant pathologist Bernd Friebe talks about the discovery of a wheat gene that could well end up being the answer to wheat streak mosaic disease problems in Kansas wheat production, once it is eventually bred into variety lines in the K-State wheat breeding program...this achievement is the result of 25 years of persistent researchFriebe 0630
6-30-17Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Mark Ploger of Pratt County and Lacey Noterman of Haskell County...and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopWheat Harvest Report 0630
6-30-17Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0630
6-29-17
Late Wheat Issues:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato discusses two adverse conditions which developed in some Kansas wheat fields just ahead of harvest:  high temperatures impacting kernel development, and a situation where the stem of the wheat plant remained green while the head had fully matured...he talks about what, if anything, producers could have done to avert these problems
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6-29-17
New Corn Technology:  K-State weed management Curt Thompson talks about the recent approval of  2,4-D-tolerant corn hybrids for planting next year, and what K-State field trials say about the advantages this new system offers to corn growers who are fighting glyphosate-resistant weeds and other tough weed challenges
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6-29-17Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agent Chris Long of the Walnut Creek Extension District, which includes Lane, Ness and Rush counties...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateWheat Harvest Update 0629
6-29-17Current Lawn Problems:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about two problems that are showing up in home lawns now...yellow nutsedge infestations and brown patch disease...and what homeowners can do about themHoyle 0629
6-28-17
Farm Enterprise Analysis (part 1):  The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, breaks down the crop and livestock enterprise numbers from the recently-released Kansas net farm income report for 2016...he talks about the profitability of each of the major crops last year, as well as the returns to cow-calf and backgrounder cattle production, and things that made the difference between high-profit and low-profit operations within a given enterprise
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6-28-17Farm Enterprise Analysis (part 2)Herbel part 2 0628
6-28-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Allen Baker of Wichita County, Bill Haney of Kearney County, and Tom Maxwell of the Central Kansas Extension District
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6-28-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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6-27-17
Animal Disease Traceability (part 1):  From the veterinary services division of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Neil Hammerschmidt and Sunny Geiser-Novotny discuss the status of animal disease traceability in the livestock sector:  they talk about the performance of current traceability protocols for interstate movement of cattle, and they look at what is needed to move disease traceability forward, for trade purposes and otherwise.....they conducted a public outreach meeting on the K-State campus last week, where they gathered feedback from livestock producers and other stakeholders
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6-27-17
Animal Disease Traceability (part 2)
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6-27-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Glenn Newdigger of Stafford County and Ryan Flaming of Harvey County...plus K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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6-27-17
Coyote Fawn Predation:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study which tracked coyote predation on deer fawns...the findings tell us that coyote control isn't so important when it comes to building deer numbers
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6-26-17
Beef Sales to China:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his insight on the current downturn in the cattle market, with prices sharply lower for the second week in a row....he also comments on the realities of renewed U.S. beef export business with China, saying that it will be awhile before the re-opening of that market directly impacts prices received by producers
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6-26-17
Plant Virus Research:  A visiting Fulbright scholar from Australia, Ralf Dietzgen,  who is collaborating with K-State researchers on developing control measures for thrips, which are carriers of more than 20 viruses that cause plant disease and threaten a wide variety of crops
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6-26-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Zach Simon of Sedgwick County and Alicia Boor of Barton County...and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's "Tree Tales"
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6-26-174-H Wheat Expo:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren looks ahead to the 2017 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo coming up in August in Dodge CityWaldren 0626
6-23-17
Grain Basis Improvement:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the recent improvement in U.S. wheat export business and favorable changes in grain basis levels at local Kansas delivery points of late, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-23-17Safety Net Choices:  K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor shares the findings of a new survey which polled Kansas farmers about what led them to choose either the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) option under the USDA farm program...this information is expected to be very useful as the 2018 Farm Bill is being drafted Taylor 0623
6-23-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Rickey Roberts of Marion County and Jeff Wilson of Stanton County...and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
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6-23-17 Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0623
6-22-17
Yellowed Soybean Stands:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses why some soybean stands are turning yellow across part or all of a given field....he says it could be the result of a nutrient deficiency spurred on by adverse weather conditions, and he talks about what action a producer can take to correct the condition
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6-22-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Marty Gleason of Edwards County and Randy Hein of Sumner County
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6-22-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
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6-22-17
Landscape and Garden Bugs:   K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd covers a variety of insects now at work in home lawns, landscapes in gardens, including bagworms infesting evergreens, emerald ash borers attacking ash trees, and squash bugs feeding on garden cucurbit crops
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6-21-17
Ag Cooperative Conferences:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman and Kansas Cooperative Council president Leslie Kaufman preview the 2017 K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues and the KCC Leadership Roundtable, which will take place concurrently at K-State in August...these meetings will address current financial challenges facing local agricultural cooperatives and their members
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6-21-17
Wheat Blast Research:  K-State plant pathologist Christian Cruz talks about recent research advances at K-State in seeking preemptive solutions for a major wheat disease that has yet to turn up in the U.S., but has wreaked havoc with wheat production in South America:  wheat blast disease...this work conducted on the strength of a multi-year USDA grant
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6-21-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features two county Extension agricultural agents in south-central Kansas:  Tim Marshall of Barber County and Darren Busick of Reno County
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6-21-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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6-20-17
Emergency Response Corps:  From the Kansas Department of Agriculture, David Hogg has the details on the newly-created Kansas Agriculture Emergency Response Corps, which is now taking applications from producers and anyone else involved in agriculture to be part of this organized and localized initiative for responding to natural disasters, disease outbreaks and other emergencies that would pose a threat to agricultural interests in the state
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6-20-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features three Extension agricultural agents from the southern part of the state:  Aaron Sawyers of Comanche County, Josh Morris of Stevens County and Jeri Geren of the Wildcat Extension District in far southeast Kansas
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6-20-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0620
6-20-17 Deer Feeding on Soybeans:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of deer damage to soybean stands, which evaluated the actual yield impact from deer browsing on soybean plantsLee 0620
6-19-17
Cattle Market Analysis:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he takes a close look at recent trends in beef cutout values, and which cuts are lending to the currently-strong choice-to-select price spread....he also provides his early evaluation of the expected returns to selling spring-born calves this fall, compared to retaining ownership into early 2018
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6-19-17
Ag in the Classroom:  The communications coordinator with the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Natalie Anderson, talks about the program's recent summer sessions for Kansas classroom teachers, and she looks ahead to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference which will take place this week in Kansas City
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6-19-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  The first in the series of Kansas wheat harvest updates provided by county and district Extension agricultural agents features Jill Zimmerman of Cowley County and Jenni Carr of Harper County...plus, K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"
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6-19-17 Preparing 4-H Exhibits:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about preparing project exhibits for the upcoming county fairs around the stateSollock 0619 
6-16-17
Grain Price Probabilities:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien passes along his updated price probability projections for corn and wheat, based on last week's USDA grain supply-and-demand report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-16-17
Crop Insect Concerns:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth alerts growers to damaging bean leaf beetle infestations that are now showing up in numerous soybean fields around Kansas, and whether they need to be treated....and he talks about two insect pests turning up with more frequency now in alfalfa:  potato leaf hoppers and alfalfa caterpillars
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6-16-17
IGP Grain Workshops:  The senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, talks about two grain transportation workshops the institute is sponsoring later this summer for producers interested in marketing their grain directly through container transportation systems
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6-16-17
Kansas Ag Weather:   K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the latest Kansas agricultural weather outlook
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6-15-17
Water Conservation Project:  K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks talks about a new USDA-funded project he will be conducting, looking at ways of encouraging Kansas crop irrigators to more effectively manage their groundwater resources through two plans that the state of Kansas has put in place in recent years:  the local enhanced management areas and the water conservation areas....this will include an analysis of economic incentives for participating in these programs
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6-15-17Wheat Price Convergence:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses recent changes in the hard winter wheat futures contract made by the CME, which are intended to bring back convergence in cash and futures wheat prices...a long-standing issue for wheat producers in this region:  he focuses on the variable storage rate which has now been adopted with the intent of prompting that price convergenceBarnaby 0615
6-15-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0615
6-15-17Storm Damage To Vegetables:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State vegetable production specialist Cary Rivard talks about wind and hail damage to vegetable crops, and what gardeners can do to help those damaged plants recoverRivard 0615
6-14-17
Crop Insurance Changes:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about his new in-depth analysis of the proposed budget cuts to the federal crop insurance program and the repercussions for crop growers....he centers on the two main items of concern:  the proposed cap on insurance premium subsidies and the elimination of the harvest-price option utilized by the majority of producers
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6-14-17
FFA S-A-E Programs:  Career and workforce development specialist Russell Plaschka of the Kansas Department of Agriculture and education program consultant Kurt Dillon of the Kansas Department of Education talk about the Supervised Agricultural Experience programs within the Kansas FFA, and how those programs ready young people for careers in agriculture...school teachers from around Kansas will be participating in a special S-A-E institute coming up next month
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6-14-17
Field Pea Tour:  K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag tells about the K-State field pea research tour taking place tomorrow in northwest Kansas
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6-14-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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6-13-17
Ag Innovation Labs (part 1):  A conversation with K-State food scientist Jessie Vipham about the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratories now operating at Kansas State University, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development....these are tackling various food production challenges around the world, from four different angles:   applied wheat genomics, sorghum and millet innovation, reduction of post-harvest losses, and the lab she's involved with on sustainable intensification of food production...she talks about the mission of the initiative overall, and explains how the information generated by these labs is applied abroad,  and comes back to help agricultural producers in Kansas
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6-13-17
Ag Innovation Labs (part 2)
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6-13-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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6-13-17
Cowbird Nesting Habits:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the nesting habits of the brown-headed cowbird, and whether those impede the nesting success of other bird species 
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6-12-17
Cattle Market Commentary:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he comments on the decline in cattle slaughter weights, which he says is going somewhat overlooked as a contributing factor to the current strength in fed cattle prices...he also reports on the latest USDA  beef export and import numbers
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6-12-17Weeds in Wheat:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson discusses the merits of controlling late growth of broadleaf weeds in soon-to-be-harvested wheat fields...he goes over the herbicide alternatives available if one decides this would be worthwhile, listing the all-important pre-harvest waiting intervals for each of those optionsPeterson 0612
6-12-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0612
6-12-174-H Leadership Workshops:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw puts the call out for workshop presenters for this fall's Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Weekend  Hinshaw 0612
6-9-17
Grain Prices Rising:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about this week's improvement in grain prices, which he believes is tied to growing concerns about weather conditions in the Corn Belt...and he looks ahead to today's USDA grain supply-and-demand report during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-9-17
Grain Marketing Practices:  K-State agricultural economist Ted Schroeder discusses the findings of a brand-new survey he's been involved with, which polled farmers in Kansas and eight other states about their grain marketing practices....the results shed light on how producers use the wide variety of marketing tools to generate maximum income and manage market risk
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6-9-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0609
6-9-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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6-8-17
K-State Ag Funding:  The president of Kansas State University, Richard Myers, talks about the current state budget situation in Kansas, and the ensuing impact on agricultural education, research and outreach programs out of K-State...and he reflects on the feedback he and others from the university received from agricultural interests in southwest Kansas upon a recent listening tour to that area of the state
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6-8-17
Extension Leader Retires:  The just-retired associate director of Extension at K-State, Daryl Buchholz, reflects on the changes in the Extension programs and system in Kansas during his 12 years in that post, and he offers his thoughts on the status of Cooperative Extension in the state and the outlook for the service going forward
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6-8-17Asian Soybean Buyers:  The senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, talks about a group of southeast Asia livestock feed processors who are taking part in a U.S. Soybean Export Council-sponsored short course on soybean utilization at I-G-P this week...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateO'Neil 0608
6-8-17
Renovating Strawberry Beds:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham goes over the steps for renovating a garden strawberry bed once this year's harvest is complete
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6-7-17
USDA A-D-T Forum:  The animal disease traceability coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kendra Frasier, talks about a special USDA forum coming up in two weeks on the K-State campus which will solicit feedback from anyone in the livestock industry on the implementation of the national animal disease traceability program, and how the program can be improved in the cause of livestock disease control and prevention
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6-7-17Pasture Invasive Species:   K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick discusses summer control approaches against two invasive species which remain problematic in Kansas grasslands:  sericea lespedeza and rough leaf dogwood...what combinations of chemical and cultural practices are proven to be the most effective, as per the latest K-State field trialsFick 0607
6-7-17Dryland Field Day:  K-State agronomist Alan Schlegel previews the K-State Dryland Ag Day which is being held tomorrow at the Southwest Research and Extension Center at Tribune, and Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesSchlegel 0607
6-7-17Stop, Look and Listen:   K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0607
6-6-17
Double-Crop Options:  K-State crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup discusses a number of things for producers to think about if they're intending to plant a double-crop following wheat harvest, focusing on such factors as variety or hybrid selection and weed control for several double-crop options, including soybeans, grain sorghum and sunflowers
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6-6-17
Grain Sorghum Planting:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti goes over multiple years of new K-State research findings on succeeding with a grain sorghum crop, emphasizing row spacing, seeding rates and final plant populations, planting date and hybrid maturity selection
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6-6-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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6-6-17
Prairie Dog Vaccine:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new oral vaccine that's been developed for prairie dogs to help them survive the plague...which is important as well  for the endangered black-footed ferret which preys on prairie dogs
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6-5-17
Cattle Market Developments:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, offers his insight on the cattle market trends:  he talks about how long the market can continue to pull cattle forward in the system, which in large part is lending to the strength in cattle prices...he also talks about the legal troubles of a major meat packer in Brazil and the U.S., which he says could translate into additional overseas market opportunities for U.S. beef
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6-5-17
Crop Planter Research:  K-State precision agriculture engineer Ajay Sharda reports on his current work with crop planter technology...specifically, the performance of downward pressure regulators on modern-day planters and the resulting impact on seed placement, factoring in field speed and several other important variables
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6-5-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"
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6-5-17
4-H Education Event:  for this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about a special 4-H college experience event taking place on the K-State campus this month which is being put on for underserved youth from southwest and northeast Kansas  
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6-2-17
Grain Production Costs:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the new numbers he has worked up on the per-bushel cost of grain production currently, region by region in Kansas, and how that matches up with current local grain bids, as the central theme of his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-2-17
Wheat Condition Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato shares his latest observations on the Kansas wheat crop from the K-State wheat plot tours he's been attending throughout the state the last two weeks...he also talks about the likely causes of white wheat heads, which are showing up in multiple fields around the state right now
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6-2-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
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6-2-17
Ag Weather Segment:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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6-1-17
Current Cattle Diseases:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about three health issues that are turning up now in Kansas cattle herds, as reported in to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State:  a rise in the number of trichomoniasis cases in breeding herds, the early arrival of summer pneumonia in grass calves, and a couple of instances of ionophore toxicity in calves...he looks at contending with each of these problems
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6-1-17
Summer Horse Nutrition:  One of the guest speakers at K-State's Cattle Feeders College which took place last week in Scott City:  New Mexico State University horse specialist Jason Turner talks about nutrition management for the working horse in the summertime, and when the feeding program needs to be adjusted for the workload and the conditions
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6-1-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
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6-1-17
Over-soaked Lawns and Gardens:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham looks at several things associated with overabundant soil moisture this spring:  mowing the lawn in stages after being prevented from mowing for an extended time, root problems with landscape ornamentals, and nitrogen fertilizer loss in vegetable gardens
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