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Jul 3, 2018

On today’s episode: assessing the condition of corn stands stressed by drought and heat; observations on the commodity title and crop insurance components of the 2018 Farm Bill; today’s Kansas wheat harvest update; have you met the kangaroo rat…?

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 – Thorough Assessment of Corn Stands:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about assessing the condition of corn stands stressed by drought and heat...he says that a thorough evaluation should be conducted before making decisions on whether to go ahead and take that corn crop to grain, or to salvage it as silage or forage.

00:13:00 – 2018 Farm Bill Review:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers his observations on the commodity title and crop insurance components of the 2018 Farm Bill, with the House and Senate versions now in conference committee...he says that producers should especially be interested in how the compromise version handles the update in crop base acres for program payment purposes.

00:24:32 – Wheat Harvest Roundup:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Kyle Grant of Pawnee County. Also, K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:03 – Kangaroo Rat – K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee shares some background information on the kangaroo rat, a nocturnal rodent which inhabits more than half the state of Kansas.

 

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