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Oct 13, 2022

  • Labor Crisis
  • Yard Cleanup and Fall Pest Reminders


00:01:15 — Labor Crisis Part One: We begin with a conversation on the current labor crisis in agriculture. K-State agricultural policy specialist, Jenny Ifft, and Kansas Livestock Association chief executive officer, Matt Teagarden, lead the discussion on policy issues such as the H-2A visa program. We are also joined by Ryan and Laura Haffner, owners of High Plains Harvesting, who contribute insight into the hardships that they face as business owners when it comes to finding and securing labor.


00:12:08 — Labor Crisis Part Two: The conversation continues with Jenny Ifft, Matt Teagarden, and Ryan and Laura Haffner on the shortcomings of current policy when it comes to securing agricultural labor in the United States with such a competitive agricultural labor market globally.


00:23:03 — Yard Cleanup and Fall Pest Reminders:  This time of the year, insect pests are looking for places to overwinter or to stay warm. As a result, K-State entomologist Raymond Cloyd encourages homeowners to clean up their yard debris and be ready to deal with several fall pest invaders.


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