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Jan 7, 2020

• A review of the top-performing hybrids in K-State's 2019 Grain Sorghum Performance Test

• A new analysis of farm debt in Kansas

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Do bob-white quail protect their nests?

00:01:30 – 2019 Grain Sorghum Performance Test:  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser talks about the top-performing hybrids in K-State's 2019 Grain Sorghum Performance Test, as the results of the statewide field trials have just been released...producers can now review the performance information as they settle on which hybrids they'll be planting in this upcoming growing season.

00:12:54 – Farm Debt in Kansas:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about his new analysis of the farm debt situation, using Kansas Farm Management Association data to identify trends in the extent of debt incurred by farmers currently...the findings tell him that producers need to be evaluating their debt status very carefully right now.

00:24:15 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:32 – Nest Protection Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee discusses a new study of how, or whether, bob-white quail protect their nests from predators.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.