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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.

Dec 1, 2020

• Risk management insurance for cattle producers

• FSA program deadlines are approaching

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• The grey wolf has been reintroduced in Colorado…

00:01:30 – Risk Management Insurance for Cattle Producers:  K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft talks about risk management insurance available to cattle producers through the USDA's Risk Management Agency, citing programs that allow producers to cover their herd production, market price and forage availability risks...she says that some of these insurance options have been refined to have greater appeal to producers.

00:12:51 – FSA Program Deadlines Ahead:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, farm program specialist Emily Evans of the Farm Service Agency offers several program reminders to producers, including deadlines for applying for the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance of which is today for alfalfa losses.

00:24:02 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:14 – Return of the Grey Wolf:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the now-approved reintroduction of the grey wolf in Colorado, and the concerns that has raised with livestock producers in that state and possibly beyond.


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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.