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Sep 22, 2021

  • Armyworm Infestations in Kansas
  • Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Armyworm Infestations in Kansas: K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth discusses the huge armyworm infestations that have been turning up around Kansas in recent weeks, and the potential threat they pose to cool-season grass and alfalfa stands, and potentially to newly-planted wheat stands...he offers his advice on whether an insecticide treatment against these would be worthwhile


00:12:00 – Farm Storage Facility Loan Program: Farm loan chief Josh Ridder of the Farm Service Agency provides the latest on the USDA's Farm Storage Facility Loan opportunity for agricultural producers to secure low-interest funding for construction of grain storage structures and a variety of other commodity storage facilities


00:23:00 – Agricultural News Headlines: Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines


00:31:00 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven provides his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas


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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.


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