May 31, 2018
On today’s episode: thoughts on the current farm bill situation and trade relations, shared by visitors from our nation’s capital; advice on grazing cover crops; the day's agricultural news headlines; winter overkill and herbicide injury are big concerns in home landscapes right now…
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.
00:01:31 – Public Officials Tour K-State: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in and around Manhattan yesterday conducting several public discussion forums, and touring ag-related facilities at Kansas State University. He was joined by Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran. The Farm Bill and trade was the primary focus of those public forums – we’ll hear thoughts from all three.
00:013:02 – Cover Crop Grazing: More from last week’s Cover Crop Field day near Hays: K-State beef specialist Sandy Johnson discusses options for grazing cover crops.
00:24:32 – Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:33:02 – Home Landscape Issues: For this week’s horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton covers two concerns he’s seeing: winter overkill and herbicide injury.
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