Aug 29, 2018
APOLOGIES TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS: Due to a production error, this episode for Wednesday, Aug. 29, is a couple days late hitting your feed.
On today’s episode: FSA state director David Schemm discusses tariff-relief details of the new Market Facilitation Program; insect management for sorghum and soybean growers; ag news; Stop, Look and Listen essay on rural life.
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00:00:00 – Market Facilitation Program: The state director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, covers the details of the new Market Facilitation Program, as part of the USDA's trade tariff relief which was announced this week...he lists the payment rates for the 2018 commodity production that is eligible, and the procedure for producer to follow in obtaining those payments.
00:11:14 – Helpful, Harmful Insects Amid Sorghum, Soybeans: K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises grain sorghum growers about managing sorghum headworms in their stands, saying that one needs to be careful with their treatments, lest they harm beneficial insects that serve as a defense against sugarcane aphids ... he also talks about pests that are defoliating soybean stands, and if anything should be done about that damage.
00:22:36 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:30:44 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen," his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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