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Jul 24, 2018

On today’s episode: Watching out for sugarcane aphids in sorghum; the Cattle Chat crew talks beef exports, diagnosing lameness, and implanting spring-born calves; ag news; removing raccoons from attics and chimneys.

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 – Watching out for sugarcane aphids: K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud talks about the prospects of sugarcane aphid problems in Kansas grain sorghum this year...he goes over the signs of S-C-A activity that growers should be watching for, although indications are that its threat may be minimal this year, thanks to beneficial insect activity

00:12:46 – Cattle Chat – beef exports, diagnosing lameness: Excerpts from the weekly podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  livestock economist Dustin Pendell and veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White look at beef export trends around the world, and they talk about diagnosing lameness in grass cattle and the merits of implanting spring-born calves while still out on summer grass

00:24:14 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:27 – Removing raccoons: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new evaluation of raccoon eviction products as a way of removing raccoons from attics and chimneys

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