Soybean Breeding Advances… Cover Your Acres Conference 2021

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• Genetic advances in soybean breeding

• The 2021 Cover Your Acres Conference

• Thoughts from the outgoing FSA director

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Soybean Breeding Advances: K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh provides an update on the genetic advances in soybeans now being realized in the university's breeding program, funded in great part by soybean producers: among other things, he talks about how using remote sensing and genomic selection are dramatically speeding up the timetable for new variety development.

00:12:55 – Cover Your Acres Conference 2021: K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag previews the 2021 Cover Your Acres Conference for crop producers in the High Plains, set for next week...it will be a virtual event this year, and is loaded with good information on irrigation and weed control economics, soil fertility challenges and herbicide management.

00:24:18 – Outgoing Farm Service Agency Director: The outgoing director of the Farm Service Agency in Kansas, David Schemm, reflects on some of the F-S-A achievements in the state over the past four years.

00:32:40 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

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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 Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

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