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Jan 12, 2022

  • Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Coverage
  • Kansas 4-H Anticipates a Return to Normal
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Livestock Risk Protection Insurance: K-State risk management economist Jenny Ifft talks about approaches to price risk management for cow-calf operations when it comes to marketing calves...she shared information with Extension agricultural agents yesterday on how the USDA's Livestock Risk Protection insurance coverage compares to other risk management strategies in assuring that producers achieve the best payout possible for their calves


00:12:00 – Kansas 4-H Anticipates a Return to Normal: State 4-H leader Wade Weber of K-State reflects on the 4-H program's accomplishments in 2021 despite the ongoing pandemic disruptions, saying the 4-Hers and adult volunteers are to be commended for their perseverance amidst the challenges...he also looks ahead to what he says is a highly-promising year ahead for Kansas 4-H

00:23:00 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van Der Hoeven provides his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas


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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.


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