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May 13, 2020

• Herbicide recommendations for controlling woody brush species in grassland areas

• An agricultural law update

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Controlling Woody Brush:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick goes over the latest herbicide recommendations for controlling the primary woody brush species found in Kansas grassland areas: buckbrush, roughleaf dogwood and smooth sumac...he stresses why the timing of the application makes all the difference in control success.

00:12:47 – Agricultural Law Update:  Washburn University professor of agricultural law Roger McEowen reviews the history of the Packers and Stockyards Act, and how the courts have historically interpreted its regulation of price manipulation the meat packing's back in the limelight as the president and several state attorneys general have requested an investigation of the industry by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the wide gap between cattle prices and retail meat prices.

00:24:03 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:07 – "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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