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May 17, 2018

On today’s episode: reviewing eligibility requirements and the payment structure of the USDA's Livestock Forage Disaster Program; a visit with representatives from Kansas State University’s crops judging team; bagworms, squash bugs, spider mites and more…

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.

00:00:00 – Livestock Forage Disaster Program K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer goes over the eligibility requirements and the payment structure of the USDA's Livestock Forage Disaster Program, as a large part of Kansas either currently qualifies or is on the path toward qualifying in the coming weeks...he explains how this assistance is linked to the severity and duration of drought, as indicated by the official drought monitor.

00:11:30 – K-State Crops Judging Team:  K-State agronomist Kevin Donnelly and two K-State agronomy students, Karen Duerksen and Sarah Zerger, talk about the K-State team's recent success in taking the reserve champion sweepstakes award at the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference...they share how this competition provides a great learning experience for agriculture students.

00:23:01 – Insects Now Appearing in the Home Landscape:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd returns to further outline the steps to achieving bagworm control on landscape evergreens, and he talks about controlling several insects now active in home vegetable gardens, including squash bugs, bean leaf beetles and spider mites.

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KState Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the wellbeing of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the KState campus in Manhattan.