K-State Research and Extension News
April 23, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Tuesday, April 23

K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby comments on the recent
administration proposal to make cuts to premium subsidies and other
aspects of the crop insurance program, saying that policy makers need
to study the true costs and returns of the program before making any
rash budget decisions.

K-State agronomist Randall Nelson reports on his field trials,
evaluating the performance of drought-tolerant corn hybrids in areas
of Kansas where water availability may, or may not, be limited...what
they found was that these hybrids may be well suited to central and
eastern, as well as western Kansas.

And K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee has the details on an
important webinar coming up next week for landowners, on the
conservation plan for the lesser prairie chicken, as federal
officials will decide this fall whether or not to list it as a
threatened species.

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM),  which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska,
eastern Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be
heard over the K-State Research and Extension website.     

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, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News