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Dec 4, 2018

On today’s episode: a closer look at the commodity title of the 2018 Farm Bill; a review of the top diseases in Kansas corn and soybeans this year; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; starling consumption of livestock feed…

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.

00:01:30 – 2018 Farm Bill Issues:  Agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben of the University of Nebraska takes a closer look at the commodity title of the 2018 Farm Bill as it is on the verge of becoming law:  specifically, the modifications the ARC and PLC crop payment programs that will likely be of benefit to producers...he also talks about a change in the acreage cap for the Conservation Reserve Program, allowing for more acres to be enrolled.

00:13:01 – Top Row Crop Diseases of 2018:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine reflects on this past growing season and the most prevalent diseases in Kansas corn and soybeans...and how knowing what was going in the field can be helpful in selecting hybrids and varieties for planting next year with disease resistance in mind.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:20 – Starling Consumption of Livestock Feed:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of starling consumption of livestock feed out of the bunk, which indicated how those feed losses might be reduced.

 

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