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Dec 10, 2019

• A review of this year’s research work with industrial hemp

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Hunters, landowners and deer population management…

00:01:30 – Hemp Research Update:  The director of K-State's John C. Pair Horticultural Center, Jason Griffin, discusses his research work this past year with industrial hemp as a specialty crop for Kansas: he conducted variety performance trials for three kinds of industrial hemp...for CBD production, for fiber production and for dual-purpose grain and fiber production...he came up with information that will help shed light on the viability of industrial hemp as an alternative crop in this state.

00:12:43 – Hemp Research Update (Part 2):  Continued discussion with Jason Griffin, director of K-State's John C. Pair Horticultural Center. In this segment, he specifically covers ways of identifying the operation's financial position and creating a cash flow projection for the months ahead, using financial benchmarking and other tools...he says that this should go beyond the normal end-of-year tax management.

00:24:10 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:22 – Deer Population Management:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the critical role that landowners and hunters play in deer population management.


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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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