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Feb 7, 2018

On today’s episode: Swine Profitability Conference; corn production questions; “Stop, Look and Listen” …

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.

00:01:30 – 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.

00:12:50 – 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.

00:24:16 – Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas 

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