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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Aug 27, 2019

  • The Cattle Chat crew talks herd genetics & prepping for calf weaning
  • New farm-focused features on Mesonet website
  • The latest agricultural news and the latest “Milk Lines”
  • The impact of changes to the Endangered Species Act

00:01:29 – CATTLE CHAT: K-State veterinarian Brad White and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber talk about the heritability of reproductive traits in the cow herd, and how that factors into herd genetic selection. They also offer a checklist of preparations for calf weaning this fall, as part of the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:12:47 – WEATHER DATA FOR FARMERS: The manager of the Weather Data Library at K-State, Chip Redmond, talks about some of the new weather features for agricultural producers that are now available on K-State's Mesonet website, including the latest addition: real-time updates on temperature inversions across the state, which is valuable information for crop pesticide application purposes.

00:24:00 – AG NEWS: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:21 ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT CHANGES: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee takes a look at the just-announced changes to the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, and how those will likely impact wildlife conservation. 

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.