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Feb 5, 2019

On today’s episode: research initiatives on producing industrial hemp in Kansas; excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; planning fish management for new or renovated farm ponds…

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 – Industrial Hemp Research:  The director of K-State's John C. Pair Horticulture Center, Jason Griffin, talks about the research initiatives that center will be undertaking on producing industrial hemp in Kansas...he'll look at the opportunities and challenges associated with this alternative crop, drawing from a couple of new K-State fact sheets on the topic.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State features veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and livestock economist Dustin Pendell...they take on an assortment of subjects, including managing cow costs and a new study on beef production sustainability.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:59 – Fish Management for Farm Ponds:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about planning fish management for new or renovated farm ponds.


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