1169—Assessing Cold Weather Damage to Winter Wheat…USDA Program Developments

  • Wheat Freeze Damage
  • USDA Program Update
  • Top-to-Bottom Dairy Evaluation



00:01:06—Wheat Freeze Damage–K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about potential freeze damage to the Kansas winter wheat crop, on the heels of several nights of sub-freezing temperatures over the last two weeks:  he talks about the main factors determining the level of damage…stage of crop progress and duration of the cold temperatures…and he tells wheat producers what to look for when scouting for that damage



00:12:09—USDA Program Update –The state executive director of the Farm Service Agency, Dennis McKinney, covers an array of timely USDA program items of interest to Kansas producers, including financing available under the Farm Storage Facility Loan program, ongoing natural disaster assistance for wildfire victims under the Emergency Conservation Program, and several forms of drought aid for producers in qualifying counties



00:23:08—Top-to-Bottom Dairy Evaluation–On this week’s edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk invited dairy producers to conduct a comprehensive review of their operations, seeking areas of potential production and management improvement





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