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Oct 17, 2023

  • Alfalfa Insects
  • Crop Insurance Workshops
  • Differences in Colostrum


00:01:05 – Alfalfa Insects: K-State crop entomologist, Jeff Whitworth, starts today's show with information about insects soybean and alfalfa producers could be seeing in their fields. 


00:12:05 – Crop Insurance Workshops: Keeping the show going is K-State Flinchbaugh agricultural policy chair Jenny Ifft as she discusses how the crops are faring this year and how that could impact crop insurance. There are crop insurance workshops happening this week for people to learn more information.

Crop Insurance Workshop Brochure


00:23:05 – Differences in Colostrum: When a cow freshens during the fall or winter, studies show she produces less colostrum than in the spring or summer. K-State dairy specialist, Mike Brouk, completes today’s show by saying there is no way to prevent it, but producers can be prepared.



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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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