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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.

May 4, 2021

  • Causes, diagnoses and treatments for cattle lameness
  • CRP changes
  • Ag news
  • Nesting habits and benefits of cliff swallows

00:01:29 – Causes, Diagnoses and Treatments for Cattle Lameness: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises producers with cattle heading to grass to know the kinds of lameness that can occur in the herd. How to differentiate the causes and how to respond with the proper treatment. He says that an accurate diagnosis of the problem is essential to recovery.

00:12:55 – CRP Changes: On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, agricultural program specialist Carla Wikoff of the Farm Service Agency outlines the latest changes made to the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program, which she says ought to appeal to CRP participants. Among other details, she goes over adjustments in county rental rates and the new incentives for producers to adopt carbon sequestration practices.

00:24:20 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:44 – Nesting Habits and Benefits of Cliff Swallows: On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee tells about cliff swallows. Their unique nesting habits and their beneficial appetite for insects.

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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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