Dec 11, 2018
On today’s episode: the economics of transitioning from conventional crop production to organic production; the latest Beef Cattle Institute podcast; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; Eastern cottontail rabbits…
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 – Making the Move to Organic Production: K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin and graduate researcher Emily Carls talk about the economics of transitioning from conventional crop production to organic production as a means of diversifying farm income...they studied the likelihood of economically succeeding with such a conversion over several years' time and the factors that would influence that.
00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast: This week's highlights from the Cattle Chat podcast out of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State: veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell talk about preparing for the upcoming calving season, and about how the cattle production cycle relates to economic management decisions at the farm and ranch level.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:33:01 – Eastern Cottontail Rabbits: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the traits of eastern cottontail rabbits, and why their numbers are slowly declining.
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