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Apr 19, 2018

On today’s episode: Ag policy specialist discusses progress on the 2018 Farm Bill; K-State students recap their ag production tour in Ecuador; horticulture specialist talks about managing woody ornamental trees after a dry winter

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. 

00:01:30 – FARM BILL – Agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben of the University of Nebraska comments on the House Agriculture Committee proposal for the 2018 Farm Bill, which was officially marked up yesterday...he goes over the proposed changes to the commodity and conservation titles, and remarks on the main item of contention that will likely drag the process out:  the nutrition title

00:12:29 – AG TOUR IN ECUADOR – K-State agronomist Kraig Roozeboom is joined by three K-State agricultural students who just returned from a study tour of agricultural production in Ecuador:  Gracie Danner, Trenton Smedley and Jessica Keane talk about the unique crop and poultry production they encountered while visiting that country, and what they learned from the experience

00:24:23 – ORNAMENTAL TREES AND SHRUBS –  On this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about managing woody ornamental trees and shrubs that may be suffering from dry weather desiccation and/or freeze damage

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