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Jan 15, 2019

On today’s episode: the price-support and risk-management features of the new farm bill; K-State agricultural economist Art Barnaby reflects on changes during his career; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; pen-raised game birds…

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 – Risk Management in the 2018 Farm Bill:  K-State agricultural economist Art Barnaby reports on K-State's preliminary evaluation of the price-support and risk-management features of the new farm bill:  he looks at making the choice between the ARC and PLC program options, and talks about subtle changes to the crop insurance program.

00:13:00 – Art Barnaby Looks Back:  Continued discussion with K-State agricultural economist Art Barnaby, who reflects on what he considers the most significant developments in federal farm "safety net" provisions and crop insurance over his 39-year career at K-State, as he is retiring at the end of this month.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Pen-Raised Game Birds:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study which adds to the evidence of why pen-raised game birds tend to struggle following their release into the wild.

 

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