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Dec 18, 2018

On today’s episode: a discussion of discuss the commodity title changes in the 2018 Farm Bill, which awaits final approval; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; how the Farm Bill could impact wildlife conservation and management…

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 – Commodity Titles in the 2018 Farm Bill:  K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Mykel Taylor discuss the commodity title changes in the 2018 Farm Bill which awaits final approval, focusing mostly on the "safety net" provisions in the form of the ARC and PLC payments...they highlight the new payment program flexibility that is now built in, and the important changes in how the actual payments are determined.

00:13:00 – Commodity Titles in the 2018 Farm Bill (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State agricultural economists Robin Reid and Mykel Taylor… they talk about a new calculation tool they're putting together for producers to use for their ARC and PLC decisions starting in 2019.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Wildlife Conservation in the 2018 Farm Bill:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the features in the new farm bill that pertain directly and indirectly to wildlife conservation and management.


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