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Jun 7, 2022

  • Summer Forage Risk Management
  • Milk Lines


00:01:12—Summer Forage Risk Management (Part One)-- Risk management economist Jenny Ifft and forage agronomist John Holman of K-State team up to talk about summer annual forage production and managing the risk associated with raising those forage crops:  they discuss the agronomic factors at work in planting and growing forage this year, and which of those most greatly impact yield risk


00:12:06—Summer Forage Risk Management (Part Two)—K-State’s Jenny Ifft and John Holman continue their discussion of risk management for summer annual forage crops… on this segment they go over the basics of the USDA'S Annual Forage Insurance program and how producers can use that coverage to mitigate that risk



00:23:06—Milk Lines -- On this week's edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk talks about making contingency plans in the advent of forage and wheat straw shortages coming out of this summer growing season





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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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