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Sep 10, 2020

• Byproducts from industrial hemp production as a potential feedstuff for cattle

• A preview of the 2020 K-State Beef Stocker Field Day

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Fall planting of landscape trees…

00:01:30 – Hemp Byproducts as Cattle Feed:  K-State veterinarians Hans Coetzee and Mike Kleinhenz talk about their ongoing studies of byproducts from industrial hemp production as a potential feedstuff for cattle:  their research team just received a major grant from the USDA to evaluate the amount of residual cannabinoid in beef from hemp-fed cattle, to determine if this otherwise-nutritional feedstuff is safe for use.

00:12:57 – K-State Beef Stocker Field Day:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi previews the 2020 K-State Beef Stocker Field Day, which will be an on-line educational event taking place on Thursday, October 1st...and he discusses the topic he'll be addressing during that field day:  the limit-feeding approach to backgrounding beef calves, and the efficiencies it can achieve for producers.

00:24:15 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:20 – Planting Landscape Trees:  K-State ornamental horticulturist Jason Griffin talks about planting landscape trees in the fall, encouraging homeowners to consider planting well-adapted new cultivars now available at local nurseries.


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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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