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Aug 8, 2023

  • Farm Bill and Commodity Credit Corporation
  • Sorghum Insects
  • Dairy Industry in 2022


00:01:05 – Farm Bill and Commodity Credit Corporation: K-State law professor, Roger McEowen, and K-State agriculture policy specialist, Jenny Ifft, begin today’s show by discussing Commodity Credit Corporation Loans and how they relate to the farm bill.


00:12:05 – Sorghum Insects: The show continues with Jeff Whitworth a crop entomologist at K-State as he talks about ragworms and headworms and what they mean for producers. He also gives an update on chinch bugs.

Crop Insects in Kansas


00:23:03 – Dairy Industry in 2022: K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk completes the show by talking about a recently-released report by the Milk Market Administrators Office in Kansas City that details how Kansas dairy farmers fared nationally in 2022 and some of the emerging trends in the dairy industry.


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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.


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