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Aug 31, 2021

  • National Stocker Cattle Survey
  • Renting to Young Farmers
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Hunting Feral Swine


00:01:09--National Stocker Cattle Survey--K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi ​goes over some of the key findings from a recent national survey of stocker cattle operators, which sought information on production and management practices...he says this broad-based information is valuable to the cattle industry in general, and ​it can be used for stocker producers to benchmark their own operations...the survey will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Stocker Field Day


00:12:12--Renting to Young Farmers--K-State agricultural economics graduate researcher Chelsea Arnold talks about her in-depth study of farm landowners’ willingness to lease crop and pasture land to younger agricultural producers who need rented ground to stay in operation...she spoke on these findings at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference


00:23:15--Agricultural News--Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines, and dairy specialist Mike Brouk of K-State presents this week’s edition of Milk Lines


00:31:07--Hunting Feral Swine--On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at efforts to control feral swine, and what a new study found about the impact of hunting on wild hog behavior





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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.