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Jul 30, 2019

• The next round of USDA Market Facilitation Program payments

• The 2019 Risk and Profit Conference at K-State

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Keeping coyotes away from livestock…

00:01:30 – USDA Market Facilitation Program:  The state director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, provides more details on the next round of USDA Market Facilitation Program payments, applications for which are now being taken...he points out the changes in the payment guidelines that have been made compared to last year's M-F-P payments, and urges producers to go over the specifics with their local F-S-A personnel.

00:13:00 – 2019 Risk and Profit Conference:  K-State Extension assistant in agricultural economics Rich Llewlyn previews the 2019 Risk and Profit Conference at annual event covering current economic and farm policy topics of interest to agricultural producers, lenders and others in agribusiness:  this year's theme is "Policy Perplexity: Farm Bill, Trade and Profitability."

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 – Coyote Deterrent System:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study of fladry--using a system of flags on a rope--as a method of warding coyotes away from livestock.


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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.