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Nov 29, 2023

  • FSA Programs and Deadlines
  • Holiday World of Weeds
  • Cattle Liver Abscesses


00:01:05 – FSA Programs and Deadlines: Today’s show starts with Dennis McKinney, director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency, with information about programs with FSA and upcoming deadlines.

Service Centers


00:12:05 – Holiday World of Weeds: K-State weed specialist Sarah Lancaster continues the show by discussing a few of her World of Weed articles. She talks about toothed spurge, eastern redcedar and mistletoe.

World of Weeds - Toothed Spurge

World of Weeds - Eastern Redcedar

World of Weeds - Mistletoe 


00:23:05 – Cattle Liver Abscesses: The Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts completes the show as Brad White, Phillip Lancaster and Jason Warner share knowledge on liver abscesses and if cow-calf producers should be worried about it.  

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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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