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May 10, 2018

SPECIAL EXTENDED PODCAST: An in-depth look at the numbers from the just-released Kansas net farm income report for 2017 from the Kansas Farm Management Association at Kansas State University…

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.

00:00:00 – Kansas Net Farm Income (Part 1) An extended look at the numbers from the just-released Kansas net farm income report for 2017 from the Kansas Farm Management Association out of K-State:  KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel opens the discussions, reflecting on the statewide farm income issues in general, followed by two area economists:  Mark Wood from northwest Kansas, and Sandy Myers from southwest Kansas.

00:11:31 – Kansas Net Farm Income (Part 2):  Continuing the discussion, KFMA area economists Bob Kohman from north-central Kansas, Clay Simons from south-central Kansas, Scott Laird from southeast Kansas and Craig Althauser from northeast Kansas, talk about farm income trends in their parts of the state.

00:23:00 – Kansas Net Farm Income (Part 3):  Concluding the extended look at the just-released Kansas net farm income report for 2017 from the Kansas Farm Management Association, KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel offers some final thoughts on the report.

00:31:30 – Insects Now Appearing in the Home Landscape:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about the various insect concerns that are now prevalent in home landscapes, including the proliferation of ticks and the migration of ants from yards into the home.

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