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Sep 17, 2020

• Individual cow efficiency in the breeding herd

• The latest K-State projections on ARC and PLC farm program payments for 2019 and 2020

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Landscape and garden insects to be aware of…

00:01:30 – Individual Cow Efficiency:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney is joined by Oklahoma State University beef cattle specialist David Lalman, as they talk about individual cow efficiency in the breeding herd...they define what constitutes efficiency, and look at management approaches for improving it.

00:12:58 – Farm Program Payments Update:  K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewlyn looks at the latest K-State projections on ARC and PLC farm program payments for 2019 and 2020 crop production, based in part on the USDA's latest grain prices forecasts...he also previews K-State's 2020 Agricultural Lenders Conference, which is set for later this month in Salina.

00:24:25 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:28 – Landscape and Garden Insects:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on several landscape and garden insects to be aware of, including blister beetles on fall cole crops and squash bugs continuing to attack vine crop.


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