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Oct 11, 2018

On today’s episode: Will a producer’s commitment to crop irrigation influence their neighbors? Also, a preview of upcoming crop insurance workshops; agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update; composting made easy…

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 – Keeping Up with the Irrigators:  K-State agricultural economist Gabe Sampson reports on his new analysis of the peer effects on irrigation adoption...in other words, how a neighbor's commitment to crop irrigation would potentially influence a producer's decision to adopt irrigation practices as well:  this study was based on detailed irrigation data in Kansas dating all the way back to the mid-1940s.

00:12:59 – Crop Insurance Workshops:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about the agenda for the four-state series of Crop Insurance Workshops that K-State will be co-sponsoring soon, along with Oklahoma State University, Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska...the information provided at these workshops will be very useful to producers, agricultural lenders and others involved in production agriculture.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:58 – Composting Made Easy:  Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone goes over the steps for successfully composting organic material from the garden and home landscape.

 

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