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May 8, 2024

  • Update on the Swampbuster Act
  • Development of USDA Reports
  • Managing Twin Calves


00:01:05 – Update on the Swampbuster Act: Roger McEowen, K-State and Washburn law professor, begins the show with an update on the Swampbuster Act and what impactful cases are currently taking place.

What's Going on with Swampbuster?

Roger on


00:12:05 – Development of USDA Reports: K-State’s Glynn Tonsor and Joe Parcell continue today’s show as they talk about the value of USDA reports and what they are doing to figure out worthwhile reports to continue to be produced.

Swine Contract Library

Cattle Contract Library


00:23:05 – Managing Twin Calves: The show winds down with K-State’s Brad White, Bob Larson and Eduarda Bortoluzzi with another segment from the Beef Cattle Institute’s Cattle Chat podcast discussing management techniques for twin beef calves.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

Bovine Science with BCI Podcast

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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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