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Jan 12, 2021

• New grain sorghum production system

• Updated spreadsheet for crop producers

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Safety near iced-over ponds and streams…

00:01:30 – New Grain Sorghum Production System:  K-State weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster discusses the new grain sorghum production system that's now approved for growers, featuring the igrowth hybrid which is resistant to Imiflex herbicide...she talks about how this new herbicide technology has performed in independent K-State field trials on an assortment of grassy and broadleaf weeds that have historically been troublesome for growers, and about the label stipulations that producers need to know about.

00:12:52 – Helpful Spreadsheet Updated:  K-State agricultural economists Rich Llewlyn and Robin Reid announce that the updated version of K-State's ARC/PLC Tradeoff Spreadsheet is now available to crop provides county-by-county estimates on the likely price support levels from either the USDA Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage program options.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:19 – Safety Near Iced-Over Ponds:  Former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee cites information on the dangers of hunting, fishing or other activity on iced-over ponds or streams during the winter, and what precautions to take.


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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.