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Feb 20, 2019

On today’s episode: considering the impact of cold and wet winter conditions on the spring insect population; an agricultural law update; the latest agricultural news headlines; 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 – Field Crop Insect Forecast:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth discusses the cold and wet conditions that have prevailed throughout this winter and the likely impact on field crop insects going into the spring...and he talks about a new on-line tool from K-State that alfalfa growers can use to know when to start scouting for alfalfa weevils early this spring.

00:12:59 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen reviews three new court rulings relevant to agricultural producers...among them, a case of a producer misleading a financial lender with inaccurate information in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding, and a decision on a key federal agency's ability to determine whom may serve on its advisory committees.

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

00:32:45 – "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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