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Jun 16, 2020

• America’s presence in the world coarse grain markets

• The latest Farm Service Agency podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Tilapia can clean up farm ponds…

00:01:30 – Coarse Grain Markets:  The senior economist at the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, shares his broad view of the world coarse grain markets, and how well the U.S. is positioned to compete successfully in those markets...he was invited to present his market perspectives to the U.S. Grains Council last week.

00:12:54 – Farm Service Agency Podcast:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, agricultural program specialist Todd Barrows of the Farm Service Agency state office provides an update on the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, now several weeks into the application period...he covers several common questions producers are raising as they apply for CFAP payments.

00:24:04 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:24 – Tilapia on Pond Clean-Up:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the possibility of using tilapia instead of grass carp for cleaning up unwanted vegetation in farm ponds, including the toxic blue-green algae.


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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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