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Jul 27, 2021

  • Farm Employee Management
  • USDA Guaranteed Loans
  • Pheasant Nesting Habitat


00:01:10--Farm Employee Management (part 1)--The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, reviews the results of a new survey conducted by the KFMA of farm employee management practices in Kansas:  the trends in wages, benefits and total compensation provided to farmhands, related to the experiences and skill sets of individual employees


00:12:11--Farm Employee Management (part 2)--K-State’s Kevin Herbel breaks down the specific kinds of benefits and wages that Kansas farm employees earn, as per the new Kansas Farm Management Association survey…he talks about how this information can be useful for farmers with an employee workforce as well as those looking to hire employees for the first time


00:23:09-- USDA Guaranteed Loans--On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, farm loan chief Josh Ridder of the Farm Service Agency goes over the basics of the USDA guaranteed loan program, which provides qualified producers financing through a participating commercial lender...also, this week's edition of Milk Lines with K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk


00:31:11--Pheasant Nesting Habitat--On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of the vegetative habitat that pheasant prefer for their nesting sites





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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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