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Aug 23, 2018

On today’s episode: Renowned K-State professor emeritus Barry Flinchbaugh talks frankly about trade tariffs, the farm bill and more; ag news; monitoring drought-stressed landscape trees and shrubs

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 – Barry Flinchbaugh on tariffs, farm bill & more: A conversation with K-State professor emeritus in agricultural economics Barry Flinchbaugh, which was among the sessions at the 2018 K-State Cooperative Symposium on the campus earlier this week:  among other things, he offers his insight on the long-term impacts of the current U.S. trade tariff approach, which he says will undoubtedly create inflation in the U.S. economy....and on the likelihood that the 2018 Farm Bill will be passed and signed into law before the end of the calendar year, if not sooner

00:23:03 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:31:24 – Caring for landscape trees and shrubs: On this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about why it's important to continue monitoring certain drought-stressed landscape trees and shrubs well into the fall, even with the recent rains around the state

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