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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Feb 25, 2020

• "Intensive" use of cover crops in a wheat-sorghum-soybean crop rotation

• The latest installment of FSA Coffee Talk

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Attracting purple martins into the home landscape…

00:01:30 – “Intensive” Cover Crops:  K-State cropping systems agronomist Kraig Roozeboom talks about "intensive" use of cover crops in a wheat-sorghum-soybean crop rotation, citing the latest data from multi-year cover crop field research he has conducted...he reported on this work at the recent Midwest Cover Crops Conference co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension.

00:12:53 – Farm Service Agency Podcast:  On the latest installment of FSA Coffee Talk, agricultural program specialist Emily Evans goes over USDA program deadlines for producers to remember, foremost of which is the fast-approaching deadline for enrolling 2019 and 2020 crop production in either the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage program options...she also talks about enrolling qualifying crops in the Non-insured Assistance Program.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:35 – Purple Martins:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about successfully attracting purple martins to one's place, upon their return to this region soon.


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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.