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Jun 27, 2023

  • Farm Bill in the '60s and '70s
  • Livestock Prescription Antibiotics
  • Straw Supplies


00:01:05 – Farm Bill in the '60s and '70s: Beginning today’s show is Jenny Ifft, K-State agricultural policy specialist, with history about the farm bill and agriculture during the 1960s and ‘70s. She explains the great grain robbery and government cheese during this time.


00:12:05 – Livestock Prescription Antibiotics: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff keeps the show going with information about what livestock antibiotics will be needing a prescription. He also discusses upcoming guidance about growth implants.

KSU Beef


00:23:07 – Straw Supplies: Finishing today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he encourages dairy farmers to purchase their straw for the coming year and explore options for extending straw supplies throughout the year.



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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.