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Apr 8, 2020

• The possibility of freeze damage to the winter wheat crop

• The impact of COVID-19 on K-State agricultural research

• The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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

REMINDER: Click here to register for this evening's informational webinar, centering on farm financial and management issues associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. This webinar will be conducted by K-State agricultural economists Lavell Winsor and Robin Reid.

00:01:30 – Winter Wheat Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato looks at the hard freeze that settled over Kansas late last week, and what K-State's crop and weather models are saying about the possibility of freeze damage to the winter wheat crop...he also goes over the symptoms of damage that growers should watch for in the coming days.

00:12:55 – Agricultural Research and COVID-19:  The associate dean and director for research in K-State's College of Agriculture, Marty Draper, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural research activities at the university...he says that K-State's agricultural scientists continue to advance their research initiatives amid the constraints of the situation.

00:24:19 – Kansas Department of Agriculture Update:  Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam talks about what the Kansas Department of Agriculture has undertaken as part of the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

00:32:21 – "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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