K-State Agriculture Today: 1481 – Conservation Programs…Raising Milk Production

  • Farm Bill Conservation Programs
  • Prescribed Burning for Tick and Insect Control
  • Increasing Milk Production


00:01:05 – Farm Bill Conservation Programs: Beginning today’s show is Jenny Ifft, K-State agriculture policy specialist, and Gaye Benfer, assistant state conservationist for programs with NRCS, as they review how the farm bill and conservation programs are connected.



00:12:05 – Prescribed Burning for Tick and Insect Control: Cassandra Olds, K-State veterinary entomologist, and Giovanni Moore, K-State Research and Extension Research Fellow, continue the show discussing how different times of burning pasture impact individual insects and ticks.


00:23:03 – Increasing Milk Production: Concluding today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he encourages producers to work with their nutritionist to increase butterfat content and counter the drop in milk production due to the summer heat.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

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