May 20, 2020
• For producers, details of the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
• Keep an eye out for stripe rust disease
• Agricultural news headlines
• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”
00:01:30 – Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid goes over the just-announced details of the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which is providing financial aid to agricultural producers who have been hurt economically by the pandemic...she talks about what commodities qualify for aid payments, and the payment rates that have been determined for each...she also previews a special K-State/Farm Service Agency webinar for producers taking place this Friday morning which will respond to questions about the program.
00:12:55 – Stripe Rust Disease: K-State plant pathologist Erick DeWolf and new K-State wheat disease specialist Kelsey Andersen advise wheat growers to be scouting now for stripe rust disease, as the time is nigh for making fungicide treatment decisions...they also talk about the high probability of fusarium head blight disease, or head scab, developing in wheat fields in certain parts of Kansas.
00:24:22 – Ag News: A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:24 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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