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Sep 24, 2019

• The USDA Disaster Assistance Program is accepting applications

• The Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program is taking orders

• The latest agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Wildlife and bird feeders…

00:01:30 – USDA Disaster Assistance:  The state executive director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, goes over the details of the USDA disaster assistance program that producers may now apply for, covering disaster losses for 2018 and 2019...he also provides an update on Market Facilitation Program payments and an extension of the sign-up deadline for the Dairy Margin Protection Program.

00:13:00 – Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program:  Kansas Forest Service conservation plant specialist Aaron Yoder announces that orders are now being taken for conservation trees and other plant material for fall delivery, through the Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program...he covers the species that are available, and offers advice on getting those new windbreak or other conservation plantings off on the right foot when planting them this fall.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Wildlife and Bird Feeders:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about wildlife activity around bird feeders, and how that is impacted when those wildlife are fed supplemental pet food in addition to spilled bird seed.


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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.