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Apr 6, 2022

  • Net Farm Income Trends from 2011-2020
  • Feeding Hemp to Cattle as a Stress Reliever
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Net Farm Income Trends from 2011-2020: K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl reports on his new analysis of Kansas Farm Management Association net farm income trends from 2011 through 2020...he was interested specifically in negative net farm income patterns, and whether some farms' incomes are habitually "in the red"...he talks about his findings


00:12:00 – Feeding Hemp to Cattle as a Stress Reliever: K-State beef production medicine veterinarian Mike Kleinhenz talks about his latest research on feeding industrial hemp to cattle, essentially as a stress reliever: he has discovered that short-term feeding of hemp causes cattle to relax, and in turn can reduce physical inflammation during and following stressful events such as calf weaning and long-haul shipping


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


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