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Oct 3, 2019

New research findings on African Swine Fever

How beef and pork demand have changed in the aftermath of mandatory county-of-origin labeling

Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

Harvesting your last tomatoes and peppers…

00:01:30 – African Swine Fever:  K-State veterinarian Megan Niederwerder talks about her latest work on the transmission of African swine fever, which has ravaged hog production in Asia, with concerns that it could eventually find its way to the U.S....her research identified how long the A-S-F virus can remain viable when transported via swine feed ingredients, which hopefully will lead to answers on controlling the disease.

00:13:00 – Beef and Pork Demand:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor talks about his new economic analysis of how beef and pork demand have changed in the aftermath of mandatory county-of-origin labeling being rescinded three years ago...this is a follow-up to previous K-State research indicating that M-COOL did not boost demand for domestic beef and pork.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:00 – The Last Harvest:  Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone talks about harvesting and storing the last garden tomatoes and peppers of the growing season.


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