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Mar 6, 2019

On today’s episode: assessing some of the beef calving losses producers have been struggling with in recent weeks; a Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker profile; an agricultural law update; Gus van der Hoeven’s “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 – Beef Calving Losses:  From the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, Gregg Hanzlicek talks about some of the beef calving losses he has encountered when diagnosing those problems for producers in recent weeks...he talks about what has likely been causing calf abortions and stillborn calves, and how much of that has to do with the weather extremes.

00:12:57 – Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers:  Today's Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker profile features Jim and Miriam ("Mim") Nelson of McPherson County....they are among the five couples who will be formally honored in ceremonies this Friday in Manhattan.

00:24:27 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen looks at what legally constitutes an agricultural "nuisance" in disputes between producers and neighbors, and how this relates to state right-to-farm laws.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:56 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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