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Apr 21, 2020

• The repercussions of historically low oil prices for agriculture

• The latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• A new study on tracking bird losses around wind turbines…

00:01:30 – Crude Oil Futures Reach Record Lows:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl and Dan O'Brien talk about the unprecedented drop in crude oil futures yesterday, trading in the negative for the first time ever, and the repercussions of historically low oil prices for agriculture...they look at what this run of low petroleum prices means for farm fuel and fertilizer costs, and why it's unlikely that grain futures prices would ever reach negative levels.

00:12:48 – Farm Service Agency Podcast:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, farm loan chief Bob White of the Farm Service Agency state office reminds producers that USDA direct and guaranteed loans are still available to cover spring cash flow needs...that tends to be overshadowed by all the news about COVID-19 assistance for agricultural producers.

00:23:56 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:16 – Tracking Bird Losses Near Wind Turbines:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee discusses a new study on tracking bird losses around wind turbines, using dogs instead of people to detect those losses.


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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.