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Jun 16, 2021

  • Disease Pathogens in Wheat Heads
  • Forage Insurance Options
  • Ag news
  • Stop, Look and Listen



00:01:00 – Disease Pathogens in Wheat Heads: K-State wheat disease specialist Kelsey Andersen Onofre reports on the presence of disease pathogens in wheat heads as the Kansas wheat harvest is about to open up...she goes over the conditions that have led to head scab disease turning up in locations where it rarely is a problem, and how growers would want to manage that situation...she also discusses loose smut and common bunt showing up in harvest-ready wheat


00:12:00 – Forage Insurance Options: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft discuss the various options for livestock producers to insure their forage resources through the USDA's Risk Management Agency...and what producers need to do to take advantage of those in the case of adverse weather conditions



00:22:54 – Ag news: Jeff Wichman covers the day’s agricultural news headlines, including this week’s update from the Kansas Livestock Association


00:30:43 – Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven provides his weekly take on life in rural Kansas 


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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 Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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