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Mar 15, 2018

On today’s episode: Crop insurance enrollment; winter wheat prediction modeling; and planting and tending garden asparagus beds

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 –  CROP INSURANCE: K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers final thoughts on enrolling 2018 summer field crops in crop insurance, stressing that paring back on coverage as a cost-cutting move is not a good idea...he also comments on what producers were saying about the future of the crop insurance program at the series of Farm Bill Forums co-hosted by K-State in recent weeks

00:13:01 – WINTER WHEAT PREDICTIONS: K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about a new economic model that he has put together which uses weekly USDA crop condition report information to predict the final yield of the state's winter wheat crop...he'll be updating that prediction as new reports come in this spring

00:23:47 – GARDEN ASPARAGUS: On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about planting garden asparagus, as well as managing an existing asparagus bed

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