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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.

Mar 24, 2020

• The timing of corn planting in Kansas

• The latest Farm Service Agency podcast

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Employing guardian dogs to protect livestock…

00:01:30 – Timing Your Corn Planting:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti looks at the timing of corn planting in Kansas, and what he advises growers to rely upon as the signal to roll the planter...the main one being soil temperature, which in large part determines stand uniformity...he recommends waiting until that soil temperature average reaches a certain mark before seeding.

00:12:57 – Farm Service Agency Podcast:  On the latest edition of FSA Coffee Talk, Farm Service Agency state director David Schemm outlines the customer service measures that local FSA offices have implemented for the duration of the coronavirus situation, and he covers two enrollment opportunities now available to producers...the Grassland CRP Program and the WHIP+ disaster assistance program.

00:23:57 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:35 – Guardian Dog Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of the cost-effectiveness of employing guardian dogs to protect livestock from predators.


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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.