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Jul 10, 2018

On today’s episode: details on three USDA programs designed to assist livestock producers who are rebounding from various disasters during the past couple of years; today’s agricultural news; a look at various house mice control options…

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 – USDA Assistance for Livestock Producers:  Agricultural program specialist Blaine Rutherford of the Farm Service Agency covers the details of three USDA programs designed to assist livestock producers who are rebounding from various disasters over the past couple of years, including drought, wildfire and blizzards...the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, which provides compensation to producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought; and the Livestock Indemnity Program, which provides benefits to producers who have lost livestock to adverse weather.

00:13:00 – USDA Assistance for Livestock Producers (Part 2):  Continued discussion with agricultural program specialist Blaine Rutherford of the Farm Service Agency... Blaine and Eric dive into the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program, which offers emergency assistance for a variety of difficulties...there have been important changes to both the L-I-P and the E-L-A-P that producers need to know about.

00:24:32 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:03 – House Mice Control – K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of house mice control products and their effectiveness in ridding of mice in homes and outbuildings.


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