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Jun 13, 2018

On today’s episode: toxic algae could be building up in farm ponds again this summer; the USDA has a couple of financing opportunities for grain producers; the day's agricultural news headlines; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…

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 – Toxic Algae Blooming in Farm Ponds:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff addresses the potential of toxic blue-green algae building up in farm ponds again this summer, and the dangers that poses to cattle and other livestock which drink from those ponds....he talks about identifying it, having pond water tested for it, and what to do if blue-green algae is confirmed.

00:013:02 – USDA Financing Opportunities:  Agricultural program specialist Carla Wikoff of the Farm Service Agency goes over the opportunities for grain producers to obtain USDA marketing loans on their harvested crops as a source of interim financing...she also looks at the potential for earning payments on wheat that was grazed out instead of harvested this year.

00:24:32 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:02 – "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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