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May 19, 2020

• Assessing alfalfa for freeze damage, and tips to promote recovery

• The latest on the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Making large-mouth bass at home in farm ponds…

00:01:30 – Freeze Damage to Alfalfa:  K-State crop production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about alfalfa stands which may now be exhibiting symptoms of freeze damage from the cold temperatures of mid-April...he looks at the varying degrees of damage, the prospects for stand recovery, and what a producer might do to help that along.

00:12:56 – Coronavirus Food Assistance Program:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, the state executive director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, has the latest on the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, and what farmers and ranchers can do ahead of the anticipated sign-up...he also reminds producers of the disaster assistance opportunities under the Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program, which now addresses drought and excessive moisture losses over the last two years.

00:24:18 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:28 – Large-Mouth Bass in Farm Ponds:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about farm pond development and management in support of large-mouth bass.


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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.