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Jul 11, 2023

  • Farm Policy in the 2000s
  • New Mesonet Tools for Producers
  • Milk in School and Ice Cream


00:01:05 – Farm Policy in the 2000s: Jenny Ifft, K-State agriculture policy specialist, begins today’s show with information about agriculture policy and the food and farm bill in the 2000s. 


00:12:05 – New Mesonet Tools for Producers: Continuing the show is Kansas State University’s Chip Redmond, A.J. Tarpoff and Jonathan Aguilar as they talk about the evapotranspiration and animal comfort forecasting tools which are new on the Mesonet for producers to use

Evapotranspiration Tool

Animal Comfort Forecast


00:23:05 – Milk in Schools and Ice Cream: Finishing today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he covers the topics of reducing added sugars in flavored milks for the school lunch program and National Ice Cream Day.



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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.