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Sep 6, 2018

On today’s episode: thoughts on who gains, and who doesn't, from the USDA's Market Facilitation Program; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; dividing day lilies and peonies for re-planting in the home landscape…

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.

00:01:29 – USDA Market Facilitation Program:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers his take on who gains, and who doesn't, from the USDA's Market Facilitation Program...the trade tariff relief payments that producers can apply for this fall:  he has run a comparative price analysis for corn, sorghum, soybeans and minor oilseeds as the basis for his observations.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this time, the BCI's Brad White, Bob Larson, Bob Weaber and Dustin Pendell are joined by a guest, Morris County rancher and social media blogger Debbie Lyons-Blythe, as they look at a new USDA report on consumer perceptions of beef.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:00 – Dividing Daylilies and Peonies:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about how to successfully divide daylilies and peonies for re-planting in the home landscape.

 

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