Jun 5, 2018
On today’s episode: an update on the wildfire season; more farm vehicles are on the roads, and a farm safety specialist urges cooperation, rather than confrontation; the latest agricultural news, and this week's "Tree Tales"; the prairie rattlesnake…
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 – Kansas Wildfire Season: The trend in Kansas wildfires continued again this year; however, unlike the numerous wildfires in 2016 and 2017, there were no catastrophic wildfires. We'll learn more from three Kansas Forest Service Fire Prevention specialists Jason Hartman, Eric Ward and Rodney Redinger.
00:13:01 – Share the Road: K-State farm safety specialist Kerry Ebert discusses the responsibility of both farmers and motorists to safely share the roadway this summer.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:33:00 – Prairie Rattlesnake: While the prairie rattlesnake in Kansas is often misunderstood and feared, K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee says it actually poses little danger if left alone.
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