1383 – Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Kansas…Kansas Dairy Producers Taking Action Against Methane

  •        Preparing for Severe Weather
  •        Kansas Farm Data from the USDA
  •        Kansas Dairy Industry Making Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions


00:01:05 – Preparing for Severe Weather: The National Weather Service in Topeka has designated this week as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Kansas. K-State meteorologist, Chip Redmond, joins us to discuss severe weather safety and the importance of having a plan for what to do in the event of severe weather to protect yourself and your family.


00:12:07 – Kansas Farm Data from the USDA: Doug Bounds, the State Statistician for Kansas with the USDA, joins us to share the recently released farm data for the state. He shares that overall the number of Kansas farms has steadily decreased since 2008, the amount of land utilized to grow Kansas’ principle crops, and how Kansas land trends compare to surrounding states like Colorado and Missouri. 

2023 Kansas farm numbers data from USDA

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00:23:04 – Kansas Dairy Industry Making Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: In this week’s Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk shares insight on the industry-wide effort to reduce greenhouse gasses. He explains that Kansas producers are taking action by building anaerobic digesters, covering lagoons to capture methane, and using feed additives to reduce the methane emissions from cows.



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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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