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Jul 3, 2019

Agriculture Today will not be broadcast on Thursday, July 4th, in honor of Independence Day.
We’ll be back Friday, July 5th. A safe and happy 4th of July to you and yours!

• Old World bluestem grasses are invading grazing lands in Kansas

• This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State

• The day's agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Old World Bluestem Invasion:  K-State range and pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about the escalating problem of Old World bluestem grasses invading grazing lands in Kansas...he outlines the threat they pose to native pastures, and provides recommendations on herbicide control against them, based on K-State field trials, saying that those treatments should go on soon.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and livestock economist Dustin Pendell take a look at updates in the Livestock Risk Protection insurance program, and discuss why vaccinating calves against blackleg disease is a wise move this summer because of the wet pasture conditions.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:01 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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