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Agriculture Today

Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout the state. It features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation. Below are the 8 and 11 minute segments from the last several weeks' shows.

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7-22-16Weekly Grain Market Report:  Dan O'Brien shares his new analysis of U.S. crop revenue trends over the last 15 years, and how sharply those have fallen off over the last five years.OBrien-0722 
7-22-16Heat Wave vs. Row Crops:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about our current heat wave, and the physiological effect on row crops in Kansas.Ciampitti-0722 
7-22-16Feed Manufacturing Course:  Feed manufacturing specialist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Carlos Campabadal, talks about the annual feed manufacturing short course hosted by the institute.Campabadal-0722 
7-22-16 Agricultural Weather:  Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene. Knapp-0722
7-21-16Sugarcane Aphid Alert!  K-State crop entomologist Brian McCornack reports that a highly-damaging pest in grain sorghum, the sugarcane aphid, has returned to Kansas, having been confirmed in south-central Kansas this week.McCornack-0721
7-21-16Certified Weed-Free Hay:  State weed specialist Scott Marsh of the Kansas Department of Agriculture talks about what's required to certify hay crops for marketing under the state's Weed-Free Forage Program.Marsh-0721
7-21-16Prairie Star Ornamentals:  K-State nursery crops specialist Cheryl Boyer talks about the Prairie Star ornamental flower program, which evaluates flower cultivars that perform well in Kansas' varying growing conditions.Boyer-0721
7-21-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0721
7-20-16Wheat Crop Analysis:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato looks back on the just-harvested wheat crop in Kansas, and what made it so successful for most growers.Lollato-0720
7-20-16Canola Crop Analysis:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm offers a similar review of this year's canola production season in Kansas, which also proved to be productive.Stamm-0720
7-20-16USDA Loan Deficiency Payment?  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks more about the possibility of Kansas wheat producers capitalizing on the USDA loan deficiency payment, if local wheat prices once again fall below the trigger rate.Barnaby-0720
7-20-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.SLL-0720
7-19-16Drone Technology:  K-State agronomist Ray Asebedo talks about the opportunities that are opening up for use of drones for crop management, now that the regulations for such use have been established.Asebedo-0719
7-19-16Volunteer Corn:  K-State agronomist John Holman talks about approaches to controlling volunteer corn on fallow ground ahead of winter wheat planting, citing a K-State study on the importance of doing so.Holman-0719
7-19-16Prairie Dogs:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on the latest study of prairie dog colonies on rangeland, and the ensuing impact on cattle grazing programs.Lee-0719
7-19-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0719
7-18-16Weekly Cattle Market Report: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he talks about whether the fed cattle market will be finding its summer low point soon, and offers some thoughts on contending with the price volatility that continues to hold sway in the cattle futures trades.Peel-0718
7-18-16Biosecurity Requires Cooperation:  Animal diseases traceability coordinator Kendra Frasier of the Kansas Department of Agriculture talks about the responsibilities of livestock exhibitors to promote biosecurity at the upcoming Kansas State Fair, as well as at the local county fairs now taking place.Frasier-0718
7-18-164-H Consumer Judging:  K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about the upcoming 4-H Consumer Judging Contest at the Kansas State Fair, registration for which is taking place now.Feldkamp-0718
7-18-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0718
7-15-16Weekly Grain Market Report:  Dan O'Brien comments on how the weather outlook has largely overshadowed the numbers from the USDA's latest grain supply-and-demand reports in the markets this week.
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7-15-162016 Wheat Variety Ratings Now Available!  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf announces that the 2016 Kansas Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings have just been compiled, and are ready for wheat growers to study.DeWolf-0715
7-15-16Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0715
7-15-16Agricultural Weather:  Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.
Knapp-0715
7-14-16Post-Harvest Soil Quality:  K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley discusses management of wheat crop residue following harvest.Presley-0714
7-14-16Risk and Profit Preview:  K-State agricultural economics assistant Rich Llewlyn goes over the details of the 2016 Risk and Profit Conference at K-State, coming up in mid-August. LLewlyn-0714
7-14-16Moderating Climate in the Home Landscape:  Dennis Patton, talks about the stress brought upon landscape woody ornamental plants from the wide swings in temperature and moisture so far this summer, and what can be done about that.Patton-0714
7-14-16Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories. News-0714
7-13-16DNA Markers in Wheat:  K-State plant geneticist Jesse Poland and former K-State researcher Sarah Battenfield talk about a major advance in genetic selection for new wheat varieties.Battenfield_Poland-0713
7-13-16Agricultural Law:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen talks about a potentially pivotal decision on a case over the agricultural exemption for workers' compensation in New Mexico, and a ruling on a dispute over a crop insurance claim that demonstrates the importance of thorough documentation.
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7-13-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.SLL-0713
7-13-16Agricultural News: AgAAAgricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0713
7-12-16New Field Sprayer Options:  Precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda and cropping systems economist Terry Griffin of K-State talk about automated boom height controls on field sprayers.Sharda-0712
7-12-16Kansas Agriculture Spanning The Globe:  Suzanne Ryan-Numrich talks about several recent activities conducted by the KDA in promoting sales of agricultural goods from Kansas to international buyers.Ryan-0712
7-12-16Urban Coyotes:  Charlie Lee looks at concerns about coyote predation in urban areas, and why coyotes have become more comfortable in those settings.Lee-0712
7-12-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0712
7-11-16Weekly Cattle Market Report: Lee Schulz of Iowa State University talks about current positive packer margins and what that means for fed cattle prices ahead.
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7-11-16Late-Planted Soybean Expectations:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about what to expect out of late-planted soybeans, either double-cropped after wheat harvest or replanted following a failed initial planting.Ciampitti-0711
7-11-16When Is Your County Fair?  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the value of the county fair experience in 4-H youth development.Hinshaw-0711
7-11-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0711
7-8-16Weekly Grain Market Report:Dan O'Brien offers his latest thoughts on wheat marketing strategies following harvest.OBrien-0708
7-8-16USDA MARKETING LOAN REMINDER:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby reminds wheat producers of how the USDA marketing loan program works, now that wheat prices in many counties have dropped below the loan rate, triggering eligibility for loan deficiency payments on wheat for the first time since the early 2000s.Barnaby-0708
7-8-16IGP Short Course Preview:  K-State feed scientist Cassie Jones talks about an I-G-P Institute short course for U.S livestock feed processors, training them on the new product safety regulations that have been put in place.News-0708
7-8-16Agricultural Weather:Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.Knapp-0708
7-7-16Corn and Soybean Disease Update:  Doug Jardine discusses current disease issues in Kansas corn and soybean fields, and recommendations on managing them.Jardine-0707
7-7-16Blue-Green Algae Killing Cattle:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek tells that there have been reports of cattle losses in Kansas this summer, due to consumption of blue green algae in farm ponds.Hanzlicek-0707
7-7-16Tomato Health Issues:  Ward Upham talks about contending with hornworms and leaf spot diseases in garden tomatoes, and explains why some tomato plants are slow to set fruit of late.Upham-0707
7-7-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0707
7-6-16More Brexit Consequences For U.S. Agriculture?  K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers his take on the decision by Great Britain to exit the European Union and the ensuing impact on U.S. agricultural trade.Vincent-0706
7-6-16The Next Level in Water Research:  K-State water resources engineer Jonathan Aguilar talks about a new collaborative project undertaken by K-State and the Kansas Water Office, to establish water technology farms for research.Aguilar-0706
7-6-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.SLL-0706
7-6-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0706
7-5-16Weekly Cattle Market Report: Glynn Tonsor talks about why he remains bullish on the outlook for retail beef demand for the next few months.
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7-5-16Pinkeye Disease in Beef Cattle:  New K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about diagnosing, treating, and preventing this disease in the grazing beef herd. Tarpoff-0705
7-5-16Prairie Chickens and Fences:  Charlie Lee talks about a new K-State study of lesser prairie chicken collisions with fences, and whether that's a factor in conserving this upland bird. Lee-0705
7-5-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories. News-0705
7-1-16Weekly Grain Market Report: Dan O'Brien analyzes the longer-term market implications of yesterday's USDA crop acreage and grain stocks reports.O'Brien 7-1
7-1-16Event Previews: Brian Briggeman and Leslie Kaufman talk about K-State's 2016 Symposium on Cooperative Issues and the annual KCC Roundtable.Brigg 7-1
7-1-16Agricultural Weather: Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.Knapp 7-1
7-1-16Wheat Harvest Report:  Tressie Mitzner of Graham County, Sandra Wick of the Post Rock Extension District, and multi-county agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones of the Sunflower Extension District.News 7-1
6-30-16Who Owns Farm Data? (Part 1):  K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin and University of Maryland agricultural law specialist Ashley Ellixson discuss what has become a lively topic in production agriculture:  the ownership and protection of farm data collected by modern technology.AgData1_6-30
6-30-16Who Owns Farm Data? (Part 2): Griffin and Ellixson continue their discussion, tackling such questions as how farm data could legally qualify as a "trade secret," and the protections that would afford a farmer.
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6-30-16Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agents Cody Miller of the Phillips-Rooks Extension District and Kurt Sexton of Thomas County.News_6-30
6-30-16Insect Pests in the Home Landscape:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about a variety of insect pests now at work in home landscapes and gardens, and what to do about them.Cloyd_6-30
6-29-16U.S. Agriculture and Brexit:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman comments on the initial financial impact of Great Britain's decision to exit the European Union.Briggeman_6-29
6-29-16Agricultural Law:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen talks about a new court ruling on a wetlands case in California, which in essence deemed soil as a pollutant, putting the landowner in violation of the Clean Water Act.McEowen_6-29
6-29-16Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agents Kim Larson of the River Valley Extension District and JoEllyn Argabright of Rawlins County.News_6-29
6-29-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.SLL_6-29
6-28-16Beef Cattle Genetics and Climate:  K-State beef geneticist Megan Rolf talks about the relationship of genetic selection to cattle’s adaptability to climate variability.Rolf_6-28
6-28-16Crop Acreage Reporting Changes:  Program compliance specialist Scott Willbrant of the Farm Service Agency state office talks about important changes in crop acreage reporting for USDA program purposes.Willbrant_6-28
6-28-16Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agent Chris Long of the Walnut Creek Extension District, which covers Lane, Ness and Rush counties.News_6-28
6-28-16Developing Large-Mouth Bass:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks more about developing large-mouth bass in ponds and lakes.Lee_6-28
6-27-16Weekly Cattle Market Report: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he comments on the market influence from three new USDA reports, including the monthly cattle-on-feed report.Peel_6-27
6-27-16Feeding Wheat to Livestock:  K-State livestock specialists Chris Reinhardt and Mike Tokach talk about the important considerations when feeding wheat to cattle and hogs instead of corn.Reinhardt_6-27
6-27-16Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agent Tom Maxwell of the Central Kansas Extension District (Saline and Ottawa counties).News_6-27
6-27-16Kansas 4-H Distinguished Service Award:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn visits with the recent recipient of the award:  4-H shooting sports state volunteer coordinator Ray Bartholomew.VanHorn_6-27
 6-24-16Weekly Grain Market Report: Dan O'Brien talks about the upcoming USDA crop acreage report and wheat prices that remain below corn prices at western Kansas delivery points. O'Brien 6-24
 6-24-16Drone Update: Kurt Carraway looks at the latest FAA regulations and what agricultural producers must now do to become certified to operate drones for crop and livestock production purposes. Carraway 6-24
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Wheat Harvest Report: Extension agricultural agents Alicia Boor of Barton County and Lacey Noterman of Haskell County.
 News 6-24
 6-24-16Foreign Visitors Learn Milling:  IGP's Shawn Thiele talks about visiting flour millers from Nigeria and South Africa and the outlook for selling Kansas wheat to those countries.Thiele 6-24
6-23-16Weather Stations:  The manager of the Mesonet weather data service at K-State, Chip Redmond, talks about that network of weather stations, and the information they collect for Kansas farmers and ranchers.Redmond-0623
6-23-16Establishing Conservation Practices:  State-funded cost-share opportunities are available to Kansas landowners for establishing conservation practices on their premises.Reschke-0623
6-23-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agent Michelle Buchanan of the Midway Extension District (Russell and Ellsworth counties).  Also, a preview of next month's Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Swine Classic.
News-0623
6-23-16Brown Patch Disease:  K-State horticultural disease specialist Megan Kennelly talks about responding to brown patch disease in fescue lawns.Kennelly-0623
6-22-16Yellow-Colored Soybean Plants:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz goes over the possible causes of yellow-colored soybean plants at this stage of the growing season.Ruiz_Diaz-0622
6-22-16Beef Improvement Federation at K-State:  Colorado State University animal scientist Keith Belk talks about identifying cattle traits that can improve the value and palatability of the beef product.Belk-0622
6-22-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agents Darren Busick of Reno County and James Coover of Dickinson County.News-0622
6-22-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas. SLL-0622
6-21-16Precision Technology on Kansas Farms:  K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin talks about his new report on the adoption rates of precision technology by Kansas farmers, using responses by members of the Kansas Farm Management Association.Griffin-0621
6-21-16Beef Improvement Federation at K-State:  University of Missouri beef geneticist Jerry Taylor talks about a major USDA-funded project which is seeking genetic improvement in feed efficiency of beef cattle.
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6-21-16Fishing For Large-Mouth Bass:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at how temperature and oxygen availability affect the behavior of large-mouth bass.Lee-0621
6-21-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Extension agricultural agents DeWayne Craghead of Hodgeman County and Glenn Newdigger of Stafford County.News-0621
6-20-16Weekly Cattle Market Report: Jim Robb talks about the market's ability to stay current with feedlot cattle movement this year, and why that will likely prevent a price collapse such as took place in 2015.Robb-0620
6-20-16Beef Improvement Federation at K-State:  Oklahoma State University beef specialist Dave Lalman remarks on what cow-calf producers need to do better to preserve their profitability over the next 20 years.
Laiman-0620
6-20-164-H Sewing:  K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about the recently-held Kansas 4-H Sewing Camp.Feldkamp-0620
6-20-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Checking in with Extension agricultural agent Randy Hein of Sumner County; also, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren talks about how young people can participate in the upcoming Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo.News-0620
6-17-16Weekly Grain Market Report:  Dan O'Brien Weekly Grain Market Report:  Dan O'Brien looks ahead to the USDA's monthly grain supply-and-demand report, and remarks on the widening basis in wheat prices as the Kansas harvest is underway.OBrien-0617
6-17-16Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises alfalfa growers about an earlier-than-usual showing of potato leafhoppers in Kansas alfalfa stands, and talks about the best way to contend with those.Whitworth-0617
6-17-16Agricultural Weather:  Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.Knapp-0617
6-17-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's report features Extension agricultural agents Zach Simon of Sedgwick County and Barrett Smith of Kiowa County.  Also, the latest "Kansas Wheat Scoop."News-0617
6-16-16Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  Animal scientist Ron Gill of Texas A&M University talks about his extensive research into cattle loading and unloading facilities, and the facility specifications that lead to improved flow of cattle onto and off of transport trailers.
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6-16-16Soybeans After Wheat:  K-State agronomist Doug Shoup talks about succeeding with double-cropped soybeans following wheat, covering recommendations on the planting window, row spacing, weed control and nutrient needs if following a high-yielding wheat stand.Shoup-0616
6-16-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's updates come from Aaron Sawyers of Comanche County and Mark Ploger of Pratt County.News-0616
6-16-16Don't Be Fooled By All That Rain!  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham discusses early summer watering of landscape trees and shrubs, saying that homeowners should not misled by the abundant-to-excessive rainfall in May.Upham-0616
6-15-16Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  Joe Stookey, an animal scientist from the University of Saskatchewan, talks about his latest research into reducing stress on beef calves at weaning.
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6-15-16Agricultural Law:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen talks about two recent decisions by the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals affecting the classification of land for taxation purposes.McEowen-0615
6-15-16Kansas Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's updates come from Josh Coltrain of the Wildcat Extension District in southeast Kansas and Jenni Carr of Harper County. News-0615
6-15-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.   SLL-0615
6-14-16Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  Renowned livestock welfare scientist Temple Grandin of Colorado State University talks about the value of good stockmanship when handling cattle.
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6-14-16White Heads in Wheat:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about the likely causes of white heads in some wheat stands at harvest time...information that could be useful to producers as they go about their variety selection for the next winter wheat crop.Lollato-0614
6-14-16Mule Deer:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about declining numbers of mule deer in the High Plains region, and what he sees the best approach for turning that around.Lee-0614
6-14-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0614
6-13-16Weekly Cattle Market Report: Glynn Tonsor comments on the latest cattle price trends, in the wake of a much-needed rally in the fed cattle market last week.Tonsor-0613
6-13-16Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  USDA animal scientist Jeff Carroll talks about addressing two of the leading stressors in feedlot cattle, heat stress and bovine respiratory disease.
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6-13-1648 Hours of 4-H:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw advises 4-Hers, parents and leaders to start thinking now about the 48 Hours of 4-H community service project coming up this fall.Hinshaw-0613
6-13-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News-0613
6-10-16Weekly Grain Market Report:  Dan O'Brien looks ahead to the USDA's monthly grain supply-and-demand report, and remarks on the widening basis in wheat prices as the Kansas harvest is underway.
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6-10-16Controlling Weeds in Wheat Fields:  Dallas Peterson talks about pre-harvest control of excessive weed growth in wheat fields just ahead of harvest. Peterson-0610
6-10-16Agricultural Weather:  Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.Knapp-0610
6-10-16Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories, including a preview of this year's Dryland Ag Day, and the latest "Wheat Scoop." News-0610
 6-9-16Prepping Wheat Storage Bins: Tom Phillips talks about what's new in the way of in-bin insecticide treatments ahead of harvest, fumigation as economical option for protecting that wheat, and the proper way of using aeration for insect control. Phillips 6-9
 6-9-16Mobile Drip Irrigation Update: Danny Rogers talks about new research on drip irrigation as an alternative to center-pivot drop nozzles, including water use efficiency. Rogers 6-9
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Landscape Ornamental Insects: Raymond Cloyd addresses bagworms on evergreens, oak vein pocket galls on pin oaks, and slugs on rose bushes.
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 6-9-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories. News 6-9
 6-8-16New Wheat Varieties Growing Near You: The president of the Kansas Wheat Alliance, Daryl Strouts, encourages growers to check out the local wheat variety test plots that K-State and the alliance have established around Kansas ahead of harvest, gathering information on varieties that perform well locally.Strouts 6-8
6-8-16More Information For Producers: The head of K-State's Department of Agronomy, Gary Pierzynski, talks about the new ways that Extension Agronomy is making crop and grassland production information available to producers, and how producers can best take advantage of that. Pierzynski 6-8
6-8-16Kansas Dairy Month:  The agribusiness development coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Billy Brown, talks about the rapid growth of the dairy industry in Kansas, as celebrated during Kansas Dairy Month here in June. Brown 6-8
6-8-16Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.   SLL 6-8
 6-7-16Net Farm Income Summary for 2015, Part 3: Kansas Farm Management Association economists discuss the new report.  Featured are KFMA administrator Kevin Herbel and area economists Clay Simons, Doug Stucky, Mark Wood, Bob Kohman, Bryan Manny and Scott Laird. KFMA3 6-7
 6-7-16Net Farm Income Summary for 2015, Part 4KFMA4 6-7
6-7-16Fladry:  Charlie Lee offers advice on using motion to ward off predators.Lee 6-7 
6-7-17Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 6-7
6-6-16Net Farm Income Summary for 2015, Part 1: Kansas Farm Management Association economists discuss the new report.  Featured are KFMA administrator Kevin Herbel and area economists Clay Simons, Doug Stucky, Mark Wood, Bob Kohman, Bryan Manny and Scott Laird.KFMA1 6-6
6-6-16Net Farm Income Summary for 2015, Part 2
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6-6-16FFA Convention Update: Kate Hagens reports on the final session of the state convention last week, with comments from the newly-named Stars over Kansas and the new state president, Elizabeth Meyer of Marion-Florence.
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6-6-164-H Update: Barbara Stone reports on a number of high-profile 4-H activities that have been taking place of late.
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 6-3-16Weekly Grain Market Report: Dan O'Brien comments on the pre-harvest improvement in wheat prices, and what that means to harvest-time wheat marketing strategy. O'Brien 6-3
 6-3-16Fertilizer Nitrogen Loss From Wet Weather: Dave Mengel discusses the potential and tells how to measure and determine if additional nitrogen is needed. Mengel 6-3
 6-3-16Agricultural Weather: Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.Knapp 6-3
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Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.
News 6-3
6-2-16Lead Poisoning in Calves: Gregg Hanzlicek discusses recent cases diagnosed in the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory...the symptoms, how to diagnose it, and how to prevent it.Hanzlicek 6-2
6-2-16CPR Update: FSA's Rod Winkler talks about the results of the most recent general enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program, and highlights a grasslands program option that landowners might consider.
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6-2-16Lawn Management: Jared Hoyle looks at early-season mowing height and frequency, as well as seasonal fertilization.
Hoyle 6-2
6-2-16Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 6-2
 6-1-16Camelina: Augustine Obour talks about camelina as an alternative crop for dryland production systems, for the fallow portion of a crop rotation in drier parts of Kansas.Obour 6-1
 6-1-16Ag Law Update: Roger McEowen of Washburn Univ. discusses yesterday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which reaffirmed property owners' right to due process when the federal government imposes use restrictions on wetlands. McEowen 6-1
 6-1-16
KDA and FFA: Russell Plaschka talks about the growth of agricultural education in Kansas public school systems, ahead of the FFA State Convention starting today at K-State.
Plaschka 6-1
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Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.   
 SLL 6-1