Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 04/27/2017


WIBW Radio/Kansas Radio Network Meteorologist Dan Holiday with The Storm Report joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program. The cold temperatures this week in parts of Kansas was one of the topics and could we see more freezing or sub-freezing temperatures during the rest of the week.  Holiday also focused on the potential for severe weather during the month of May in Kansas and across the region.


Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 04/25/2017


Tom Leffler with Leffler Commodities in Augusta joined us on Tuesday’s Ag Issues program.  The discussion focused on the cattle market and what effects Friday’s Cattle-on-feed report will have on the market and why producers need to keep an eye on next month’s report. Leffler also looked at the updated U.S. corn planting update and where it stands now in regards to where we normally stand in the latter part of April.


Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 04/17/2017


Colin Woodall, Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association joined us on Monday’s Ag Issues program. The discussion was wide ranging covering topics such as trade, the lack of on Agriculture Secretary and U.S. Trade Representative and the extending of the deadline on the implementation of GIPSA rules.  Woodall also discussed what Congress has on their agenda when they are back from Easter recess on Monday, April 24.


Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 04/14/2017


Jake George, Wildlife Division Director with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism joined us on Friday’s Ag Issues program.  The discussion focused on wildlife issues regarding the wildfires that we’ve seen in the state the past two years.  A lot of the focus was on the Anderson Creek wildfire in Barber and Comanche counties in 2016 and the Starbuck wildfire in Clark county last month.  George talked about the loss of wildlife that occurred in those fires and the recovery that we’ve seen as well.


Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 04/06/2017


Kansas 3rd District Congressman Kevin Yoder joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program. Congressman Yoder, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, including the subcommittee on agriculture appropriations, talked about the work they are doing on that subcommittee. He also talked about the recently reformed Congressional Beef Caucus to which the Congressman serves as one of the co-chairs of the caucus. Congressman Yoder also discussed the work remaining for the U.S. House during the month of April.


Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 04/04/2017


Dale Moore, Executive Director of Public Policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation, commented on several issues….including Senate action on confirming Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Moore said Farm Bureau strongly supports Gorsuch.  However, the Senate vote this week, and the expected filibuster by Democrats, will likely delay action on confirming Sonny Perdue to be the next USDA Secretary.