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Oct 25, 2018

On today’s episode: Concerns about African Swine Fever’s spread overseas and research being done at K-State; Crop Insurance Workshop preview; ag news; and buttoning up the garden for the winter

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:00:00 – AFRICAN SWINE FEVER – K-State livestock nutritionist Cassie Jones talks about the mounting concerns over African swine fever in other countries, and talks about the research going on at K-State on how the disease might be spread in feed ingredients...she and others at the university have developed recommendations for hog producers on protecting their operations from the threat of ASF making its way to the U.S.

00:11:23 – CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM – K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby looks at the past, present and future of the crop insurance program, and he addresses the recurring question that producers constantly bring up about which insurance option is right for them...he'll be speaking on all of this at the four-state Crop Insurance Workshops co-sponsored by K-State next week

00:22:39 – AG NEWS – Kansas FFA state reporter Miranda Depenbusch reports from the 91st National FFA Convention, which got under way yesterday in Indianapolis

00:31:08 — FINISHING FALL GARDENING – On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about harvesting the last produce from the fall garden and digging and storing summer-flowering bulbs  

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