K-State Research and Extension News
November 21, 2012
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Agriculture Today Radio Program, Wednesday, November 21

A featured speaker at K-State's 2012 Swine Day, K-State veterinarian
Bob Rowland, talks about his work on the challenging disease known as
porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS...and the
significant discovery that genetic management may be the ticket to
solving this swine health problem.

Two K-State veterinarians, Frank Blecha and Yongming Sang, talk about
their major role in sequencing the swine genome...a recently-
announced accomplishment which paves the way for dramatic advances in
swine and, potentially, human health.

Agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen brings up an important tax
issue impacting agricultural producers, when the new Medicare surtax
goes into effect in 2013.

And K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen",
his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM),  which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska,
eastern Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be
heard over the K-State Radio Network website.   

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, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News