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Sep 20, 2018

On today’s episode: the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; there are challenges looming for dairy producers; a preview of the K-State Animal Sciences and Industry Family and Friends Reunion; fall planting of trees and shrubs…

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 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  In the latest Beef Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute, the BCI’s Brad White, Bob Larson and Bob Weaber discuss the challenges of bull buying with Dr. Darrh Bullock from the University of Kentucky and Dr. Matt Spangler from the University of Nebraska – both professors in beef genetics.

00:12:58 – Changes Looming for Dairy Industry:  K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk (brook) looks at the state of the dairy industry – and the challenges producers could be facing over the next 12-to-18 months.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Sarah Moyer has a preview of the K-State Animal Sciences and Industry Family and Friends Reunion being held October 12th at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan.

00:32:58 – Beneficial Insects:  K-State associate professor of horticulture, Cheryl Boyer, talks about planting trees and shrubs in the home landscape this fall. Look for additional bonus segments on!


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