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Feb 6, 2018

On today’s episode: Farm Bill forums; canola nutrient topdressing; snowy owl plight …

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. 

00:01:29 – 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.

00:12:54 – 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.

00:24:25 – 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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