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Apr 14, 2020

• Small Business Administration loans will be available to producers and cooperatives

• The Kansas Forest Service has a new podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Coyotes like golf (courses!)…

00:01:30 – SBA Loans for Producers, Cooperatives:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman and the president of the Kansas Cooperative Council, Brandi Miller, talk about the availability of loans from the Small Business Administration to agricultural producers and cooperatives under the new Paycheck Protection Loan Program, which is part of the federal coronavirus aid package...they hosted a webinar panel discussion on how producers and cooperatives can work with their lenders on obtaining these loans.

00:12:50 – Kansas Forest Service Podcast:  Highlights from the new Kansas Forest Service Podcast, which each month will address an aspect of tree resource management or rural fire protection: this first edition looks broadly at the mission of the KFS in the state, featuring the service's Jason Hartman, Bob Atchison, Ryan Armbrust, Mark Neely and Cassie Wandersee.

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

00:32:17 – Coyote Golfing:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reviews a new study of golf courses as a preferred habitat of coyotes.


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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.