Mar 27, 2019
On today’s episode: the influence of farm size and debt management on farm profitability; how pastures changed in the aftermath of the 2017 western Kansas wildfires; the latest agricultural news; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”
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00:01:30 – Top Economic Performers: K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendhal continue their series on the factors that lead to top-performing farms economically in Kansas, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data: they've recently analyzed the influence of farm size and debt management on farm profitability, and talk about what they've discovered.
00:12:59 – Pasture Grass Recovery After Wildfire: K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney talks about pasture grass recovery after wildfire, as one of the speakers at the Starbuck Fire Grass and Rangeland Recovery Tour held in the Ashland area earlier this week...he tells what he has observed in the aftermath of the western Kansas wildfires two years ago, including the changes in grass species composition that pasture managers should watch for.
00:24:29 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:58 – "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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