Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 08/10/2017


Tatum Toland, APRN with Ricks Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program. The discussion focused on skin cancer, signs of problems on your skin and ways to help prevent skin cancer. Toland commented on why it’s important for anyone who has questions about a mole, freckle or spot on their skin to come and see a dermatologist for a full-body skin exam. She also talked about the expertise of Dr. Matthew Ricks, who is the only fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in Kansas outside of the Kansas City metro area.

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 08/03/2017

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KC Olson, K-State Research and Extension beef cattle scientist joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program.  He’ll discuss a four-year study that he’s been a part of, that has shown positive results in controlling a noxious weed common to the state’s pastures. Olson says the incidence of sericea lespedeza has fallen dramatically in research plots where the pasture was burned in August or September, as opposed to the normal practice of burning pastures in April.



Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 07/28/2017


Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts joined us on Friday’s Ag Issues program. The Montgomery County farmer talked about conditions in his part of the state in southeast Kansas. Felts also looked at several aspects of what Kansas Farm Bureau would like to see if the new farm bill.  Felts also commented on the high priority of keeping crop insurance in the farm program.


Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 07/27/2017

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Lane Nordlund, farm broadcaster with the Northern Ag Network in Billings, Montana joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program.  He updated the latest on the wildfires that are burning across several portions of the state. The Lodgepole Complex fire has been the one affecting numerous ranchers and Nordlund talks about the damage that it’s caused to many of them in that area.

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 07/20/2017


Mary Kay Thatcher, Sr. Director Congressional Relations with the American Farm Bureau Federation joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program.  The discussion focused on the latest on health care and tax reform.  Thatcher also commented on the nomination of Ted McKinney and Dr. Sam Clovis for two undersecretary positions in USDA.  She also commented on where things stand in regards to getting a new farm bill.