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May 18, 2021

01:31 Machinery Purchase Tool  K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin tells on an upgrade that he has made to information that he has put together for farmers who are thinking about field machinery and equipment's called the Days Suitable for Fieldwork tool, which indicates the number of days per week that producers will likely be able to conduct fieldwork in the future, based on historical trends
13:01 Farm Program Update  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, agricultural program specialist Diane Barrett of the Farm Service Agency goes over a variety of USDA program matters that producers need to square away, including reporting spring-planted crop acreage and applying for assistance after having experienced crop or livestock losses this spring
24:30 Wheat Tour Report  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato files the first of his reports this week from the 2021 Hard Winter Wheat Tour of Kansas and surrounding states
33:01 Cats and Rats  On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of feral cats and their impact on rat populations

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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.