K-State Agriculture Today: 1454 – Reducing Animal Health Risks…Insects in Landscapes

  • Biosecurity and Rural Broadband
  • Limited Forages
  • Pests in Home Landscapes


00:01:05 – Biosecurity and Rural Broadband: Beginning today’s show is Justin Smith, Kansas animal health commissioner, with important factors for people to consider when thinking about biosecurity. We are also joined by USDA’s Gary Crawford and Tom Vilsack with information about USDA’s rural broadband projects. 

Biosecurity Resources from KDA


00:12:06 – Limited Forages: Next in the show is K-State Extension cow-calf specialist Jason Warner, he discusses what producers should consider if they are going to feed with limited forages. This could be an alternative feeding method due to current conditions.

KSU Beef

Beef Tips Newsletter

Link to Tools


00:23:04 – Pests in Home Landscapes: K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd ends today’s show with an update on several insect pests that are active in home landscapes, including bagworms and the elm leaf beetle.



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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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