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Jun 30, 2020

• Achieving better efficiency in crop irrigation

• An update on USDA loan management

• A wheat harvest update, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Turtles in farm ponds…

00:01:30 – Efficient Crop Irrigation:  K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag offers some considerations on striving for top efficiency in crop irrigation this summer: he suggests that producers look again at the frequency of their watering, touting the idea of irrigating more volume less frequently.

00:12:47 – USDA Loan Update:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, the farm loan chief with the state Farm Service Agency office, Bob White, talks about adjustments that have been made in managing USDA loans for existing borrowers, and he reminds others that the FSA continues to take applications for new direct and guaranteed loans.

00:23:53 – Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Marty Gleason of Edwards County and Jay Wisbee of the Central Kansas Extension District; also, this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:14 – Turtles in Farm Ponds:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the impact of turtles on aquatic life in farm ponds.


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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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