Jan 8, 2019
On today’s episode: genetically-engineered corn has helped producers contend with changes in climatic patterns; the 2019 series of K-State Soybean Schools; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; wildlife damage to crops…
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 – Benefits of Genetically-Engineered Corn: K-State agricultural economist Jesse Tack talks about his latest study of the adoption of genetically-modified corn over the last three decades, and how that technology has helped producers contend with changes in climatic patterns over that time...his work says that genetically-engineered corn has contributed favorably toward that end.
00:12:58 – K-State Soybean Schools Begin Soon: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti and Extension agronomy program coordinator Kathy Gehl look ahead to the series of K-State Soybean Schools for producers coming up over the next several weeks...the series has now been expanded to nine locations in response to the rising interest in soybean production in central and western Kansas.
00:24:28 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:33:01 – Wildlife Damage to Crops: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reviews a newly-compiled survey of state agricultural and wildlife management leaders on crop damage inflicted by wildlife.
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