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Jun 13, 2023

  • Farm Bill During the Great Depression
  • Horsetails, Jointed Goatgrass and Poison Hemlock
  • National Dairy Month


00:01:05 – Farm Bill During the Great Depression: Jenny Ifft, K-State policy specialist, begins today’s show with information about the farm bill during the Great Depression. Throughout that time period the role of the government shifted.


00:12:06 – Horsetails, Jointed Goatgrass and Poison Hemlock: Continuing the show is K-State weed management specialist, Sarah Lancaster, discussing horsetails, jointed goatgrass and poison hemlock. She reviews how to identify and manage these weeds; especially since certain ones could be deadly.


Jointed Goatgrass

Poison Hemlock


00:23:05 – National Dairy Month: K-State dairy specialist, Mike Brouk finishes today’s show encouraging farmers to take advantage of June being National Dairy Month to share their story with the community.  



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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 Shelby Varner 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.