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Jan 15, 2020

• An economic analysis comparing Kansas net farm income trends

• Developing a vaccine against African swine fever

• The 2020 Women Managing the Farm Conference

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Net Farm Income Trends:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses another economic analysis he put together, this time comparing Kansas net farm income trends over the last 10 years...from the "good years" early in the decade to the "bad years" later on...he says the numbers resemble the years preceding the farm economy crisis of the 1980s.

00:12:41 – African Swine Fever Research Continues:  K-State research veterinarian Jishu Shi talks about his upcoming work on developing an effective and reliable vaccine against African swine fever, supported by a major USDA grant...he explains the challenges in doing so, saying that there is optimism for creating a vaccination protocol that will protect hog herds from A-S-F.

00:24:16 – Women Managing the Farm Conference:  The co-chair of the Women Managing the Farm Conference, Kitra Cooper, reminds about the early enrollment deadline for this year's event, which is this Friday.

00:32:24 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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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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