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Nov 21, 2018

On today’s episode: observations on farmland value and rental rate trends in Kansas; 2019 crop budgets are available for producers; five rural hospitals in Kansas will be receiving a financial boost; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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.

00:01:30 – Farmland Value and Rental Rate Trends:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor shares her latest observations on farmland value and rental rate trends in Kansas, and where those might be headed in 2019...she also comments on making USDA commodity program decisions in anticipation of the new farm bill being finalized soon.

00:13:00 – Crop Budgets for Producers:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about the series of 2019 crop budgets he has worked up for Kansas producers, covering all the prominent crop enterprises...he invites producers to use those budgets in making crop production and management decisions for next year.

 

00:24:30 – Rural Hospitals Receive Financial Boost:  The state director of USDA Rural Development in Kansas, Lynne Hinrichsen, announces that five rural hospitals in Kansas have been awarded $34 million under the USDA's community development direct loan program...she tells which hospitals will be receiving that support and for what it will be used.

00:32:59 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

 

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