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Nov 8, 2018

On today’s episode: mounting concerns over mycotoxins turning up in harvested feedstuffs this fall; the mid-term elections, and how they could impact the 2018 Farm Bill; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; insects seeking shelter in homes…

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.

00:01:29 – Mycotoxin Concerns:  K-State veterinary toxicologist Steve Ensley talks about mounting concerns over mycotoxins turning up in harvested feedstuffs this fall, primarily induced by wet weather...he talks about the various kinds of mycotoxins and the threats they pose to livestock, and how producers should go about sampling their feedstuffs for the presence of these.

00:12:59 – Mid-Term Election Analysis:  Agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben of the University of Nebraska comments on the results of the mid-term elections, and if and how that could impact the finalization of the 2018 Farm Bill...he also talks about how the change in power in the House of Representatives might influence other agriculture-related legislation going forward.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:58 – Insects Seek Shelter in Homes:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about landscape insects entering homes as the weather is turning off colder, and what to do about them.

 

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