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Feb 14, 2019

On today’s episode: antibiotic stewardship in cattle production; the latest “Cattle Chat” podcast; agricultural news, and the latest “Kansas Soybean Update”; preserving Valentine's Day cut flowers and flowering plants as long as possible…

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 – Antibiotic Stewardship:  K-State veterinarian Dan Thomson talks about antibiotic stewardship in cattle production, and where that stands with the retail food industry...he's been involved in discussions with the retail sector about the need for antibiotics for treating cattle illness, and says that message is now getting through, although producers must remain judicious about antibiotic use in their herds.

00:13:01 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  The highlights from this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State feature veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber, and a special guest, Kansas animal health commissioner Justin Smith:  they'll talk about cattle disease outbreak preparedness in Kansas and about protecting newborn calves from cold weather stress.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:01 – Preserving Cut Flowers and Flowering Plants:   Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone talks about preserving Valentine's Day cut flowers and flowering plants as long as possible.


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