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Feb 28, 2018

On today’s episode: a look at several of the beef calving issues that have been reported so far this year; a preview of the upcoming Farm Bill Forums scheduled for Kansas and Nebraska; are woodpeckers causing themselves cerebral damage as they hammer away? …

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 – Beef Calving Issues:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses several of the beef calving issues that have been reported to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State so far this year...he talks in particular about abnormally weak or stillborn calves, and how those might be linked to cow nutrition problems or vitamin deficiencies.

00:11:30 – 2018 Farm Bill Forums:  K-State agricultural economists Mykel Taylor and Art Barnaby offer their latest takes on some of the likely points of debate in the 2018 Farm Bill, which will be addressed in the series of Farm Bill Forums being conducted over the next two weeks in Kansas and Nebraska, co-hosted by K-State and the University of Nebraska.

00:22:59 – Woodpeckers:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a recent study of woodpeckers, which looked at the potential for cerebral damage to those birds as they hammer away at trees and other woody material.

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