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Oct 31, 2018

On today’s episode: the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program (enrollment deadline approaching soon); K-State Swine Day is set for Thursday, November 15th; the latest agricultural news headlines; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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 – Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program (Part 1):  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about how the Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program works, with the enrollment deadline for the 2019 growing season coming up soon...he explains how pasture and forage losses are calculated, based on grid rainfall data, and points to an on-line Risk Management Agency tool that helps a producer calculate the potential coverage payout.

00:12:59 – Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer... also, K-State Research and Extension risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses the Whole Farm Revenue Protection program, which just might help row crop producers confronted with difficulties at harvest time.

00:024:28 – K-State Swine Day Approaching:  K-State swine specialist Jim Nelssen previews the 2018 Swine Day at K-State, set for Thursday, November 15th...it will feature a session on implementing the Secure Pork Supply Plan in Kansas, as well as one on emerging swine disease issues. 

00:32:58 – "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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