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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.

Feb 16, 2021

• Viability of spring wheat in Kansas

• The USDA’s Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Food plots for white-tail deer…

00:01:30 – Viability of Spring Wheat:  K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag discusses the viability of spring wheat in Kansas cropping systems...he has conducted several years of spring wheat variety evaluations, both for yield and quality performance, saying that the latter trait is usually of the greatest value to growers.

00:12:56 – Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program:  On the latest FSA Coffee Talk, new farm loan chief Josh Ridder of the Farm Service Agency in Kansas goes over the details of the USDA's direct farm ownership loan program...who is eligible, what purchases and expenditures it will cover, and the terms of such loans.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:25 – Food Plots for White-Tail Deer:  On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of food plots for white-tail deer, and which cool-season stands deer prefer.

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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.