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Sep 27, 2018

On today’s episode: pork producers are concerned about African Swine Fever Virus entering the United States; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; decorating with mums and pansies this fall to brighten up the home landscape…

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.

00:01:29 – African Swine Fever Virus:  Pork producers are growing more concerned about African Swine Fever Virus entering the United States. Kansas State University is conducting research into the virus and assistant professor of animal feed safety, Cassie Jones, has an update on that research.

00:12:59 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  excerpts from the latest Beef Cattle Institute Cattle Chat podcast with K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larsen, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and agricultural economist Dustin Pendell. Their guest is Josh Roe of the Kansas Department of Agriculture and a local entrepreneur.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:59 – Fall Accents:  K-State associate professor of horticulture natural resources, Cheryl Boyer, talks about decorating with mums and pansies this fall to brighten up the home landscape.


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