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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 20, 2019

• Curbing the spread of African swine fever in China

• K-State will host a series of 2018 Farm Bill meetings over the next two weeks

• The latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Mountain lion populations in the central U.S…

00:01:30 – Fighting African Swine Fever:  K-State livestock feed scientist Cassie Jones tells of her assignment last week in China, where she instructed scientists and livestock interests there about curbing the spread of African swine fever...she talks about the severity of that problem in China and why the U.S. hog industry must remain vigilant against A-S-F entering this country.

00:13:00 – Upcoming Farm Bill Meetings:  K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Mykel Taylor talk about the series of 2018 Farm Bill meetings that K-State will host for producers over the next two weeks at 10 sites around those meetings, producers will learn about a tool that will help them make the most beneficial decision on ARC and PLC program participation.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:05 – Mountain Lions:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee covers a new study that looks at the spread of mountain lion populations in the central U.S.


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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.


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.