The following is a news release on a special broadcast to be aired
August 19 on C-Band - Galaxy 7, Channel 18 originating from Kansas
State University. Please pass the word. Thanks.
MANHATTAN, KS--"Farm Decisions after Weather Disasters," a satellite
videoconference and radio simulcast, will air from Kansas State
University Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. to help farmers and
ranchers understand the federal relief package passed by Congress
last week. USDA's share is estimated at $2.3 billion.
Experts from six agencies will provide information and answer call-in
questions. Kansas Cooperative Extension Service is spearheading the
effort, assisted by Kansas Farm Bureau.
Those two groups, as well as the Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Service, Farmers Home Administration, Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation and Soil Conservation Service will have
representatives explaining the types of assistance available.
In addition to agricultural disaster assistance, financial and
production management strategies in the wake of wind, hail, tornadoes,
excessive rains and flooding will be discussed.
WIBW, 580 AM radio, and the KC Royals radio network tentatively have
agreed to air the audio portion of the program. Stations on the
Kansas City Royals Network will have the option to air it.
Satellite delivery is by C-Band, Galaxy 7, Channel 18.