Nov 30, 2017
On today’s episode: breaking down the latest USDA farm income report, and how certain trends relate to Kansas producers; an upcoming livestock disease outbreak simulation; the latest agricultural news; caring for holiday poinsettias …
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.
00:01:29 – Breaking Down The Latest Farm Income Report: K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his interpretation of the USDA's net farm income report released yesterday...what it says about the economic stability of production agriculture heading into 2018, and how the trends noted in that report relate to the economic state of Kansas farmers and ranchers currently.
00:12:44 – Upcoming Emergency Simulation: The emergency management coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sandy Johnson, looks ahead to another livestock disease outbreak simulation that will take place in Kansas in mid-December.....this foreign animal disease exercise will allow agricultural agencies and producer organizations to further evaluate this state's ability to successfully respond to any such outbreak.
00:24:15 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi has this week’s Kansas soybean update
00:32:43 – Poinsettia Care: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham covers the basics on holiday poinsettia selection and care.
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