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Nov 27, 2017

In this episode of the Southern Plains Podcast we visit with Andrew Lyon, Technical Unit Program Manager with the Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) program.  Andrew talks with us about the importance of land treatment strategies on farm and ranch land in protecting our water.


Oct 13, 2017

In this episode of the Southern Plains Podcast we visit with Dr. Sherry Hunt, the Research Leader at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit about the research conducted at the Unit, the importance of the USDA upstream flood control program and the future needs of water...


Sep 13, 2017

Farmers, ranchers and rural communities hit by the effects of Hurricane Harvey have options available to them from USDA to help with their recovery.

In this episode of the Southern Plains Podcast we share information about USDA's response to the storm and tell individuals how they can start the process to see what...


Jul 28, 2017

In this episode of the Southern Plains Podcast, we interview Gary McManus, Oklahoma State Climatologist.  Gary talks about the changes we are seeing in our weather patterns from a historical perspective, flash droughts, ice storms and what the crystal ball shows for the regions weather.


Jun 30, 2017

All too often farmers and ranchers think about soil erosion as a problem of the past.

The Dust Bowl of the "dirty thirties" was horrible, but we beat back the tide of dust, right?

In this episode we will discuss how we still are seeing high rates of soil erosion and how it is having a major impact on both our bottom...