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Jun 4, 2024

  • Fins, Fur and Feathers: Blue-Green Algae
  • Annual Forage Insurance Details
  • Transporting Dairy Cattle


00:01:05 – Fins, Fur and Feathers: Blue-Green Algae: Kicking off today’s show is K-State's Drew Ricketts and Joe Gerken with a new episode of Fins, Fur and Feathers where they converse about blue-green algae and its concerns.

Blue Green Algae and Harmful Algal Blooms

Fins, Fur and Feathers

K-State Wildlife


00:12:05 – Annual Forage Insurance Details: K-State’s Jenny Ifft and John Holman continue the show as they discuss how annual forage insurance is different this year and what decisions need to be made when enrolling.

Annual Forage Insurance: Policy Basics and Interval Selection


00:23:05 – Transporting Dairy Cattle: The detection of HPAI in dairy cattle will have an impact on transporting lactating dairy cows to county fairs and other events this summer. K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk ends today’s show by reviewing the safety measures that have been put in place.



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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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