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Feb 5, 2020

• Controlling and preventing diseases in hog production

• Agricultural law update

• Agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Controlling and Preventing Hog Diseases:  A featured speaker at the 2020 K-State Swine Profitability Conference yesterday:  Iowa State University swine veterinarian Daniel Linhares talks about field-level strategies for controlling and preventing diseases in hog production...he highlights a still-new concept called population-based sampling as an effective way of identifying a disease issue in a hog herd.

00:12:56 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen reviews three recent Kansas court rulings relevant to agricultural producers, including a major decision on the constitutionality of a Kansas law that protects livestock production operations from undercover attempts to gather information and images on production practices without the producer's consent.

00:24:23 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:37 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on 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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