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Oct 6, 2020

• The USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, phase 2

• A special webinar on Thursday will discuss some of the finer details of CFAP 2

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Reducing deer-vehicle collisions…

00:01:30 – Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Phase 2:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, farm program specialist Todd Barrows of the Farm Service Agency relays some of the finer details of the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, phase 2...especially with regard to program eligibility and payment limitation rules...he also talks about changes in the commodities that qualify for CFAP 2 benefits.

00:12:56 – Special Webinar This Thursday:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid follows up with a preview of a special webinar that K-State will host this Thursday, in collaboration with the Kansas FSA, which will provide participants even more in-depth information on CFAP 2...she also talks about the now-finalized farm program payments levels for 2019 crop production from the Price Loss Coverage program option, as those payments are now being distributed to enrolled producers.

00:24:16 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:21 – Reducing Deer-Vehicle Collisions:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the promising results from a new study, which tested the effectiveness of illuminating the front of vehicles as a way of reducing deer-vehicle collisions.


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