Mar 17, 2020
• Navigating the market plunge caused by the coronavirus issue
• Managing scarce groundwater supplies
• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”
• Domestic cat predation on birds and small mammals…
00:01:30 – Navigating the Market Crisis: The director of the Farm Analyst program out of K-State, Duane Hund, talks about a slew of calls he and his team have been receiving in recent days from farmers about what to do amidst the market plunge caused by the coronavirus issue...he is advising producers to stay the course in their farming activities and management, and to work closely with financial lenders, vendors and others for the duration of this downturn.
00:12:56 – Managing Scarce Groundwater: K-State civil engineer Landon Marston talks about his new research project that will develop decision-support tools for irrigators and groundwater management districts to better regulate scarce groundwater supplies and slow the trend of depletion in the coming years...he's building on the self-governance approach that has been taken in one northwest Kansas groundwater management district.
00:24:23 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:32:43 – Domestic Cat Predation: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee takes a look at domestic cat predation on birds and small mammals, and independent testing of various devices for reducing that predation.
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