May 9, 2019
A detailed look at the just-released Kansas Net Farm Income
report for 2018 from the Kansas Farm Management Association at
K-State; delayed planting of tomato and pepper transplants, and the
option of growing those vegetables in containers…
NOTE: The bulk of today’s episode is devoted to an in-depth look at the just-released Kansas Net Farm Income report for 2018 from the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State. During the first 3 segments of the program, we’ll hear from (at various times): KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel and KFMA area economists Jordan Steele, Lindsay Bryant, Trenton Hargrave, Clay Simons, Craig Althauser and Dillon Rapp.
00:01:29 – Kansas Net Farm Income Report: A detailed look at the just-released Kansas Net Farm Income report for 2018 from the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State: this report is widely regarded as an important indicator of the economic health of production agriculture in the state...this year it shows a notable improvement in average net farm income, but with a major caveat that must be taken into account...
00:12:59 – Kansas Net Farm Income Report (Part 2): Summaries of reports in the north central, south central, northeast, and southeast parts of Kansas.
00:24:30 – Kansas Net Farm Income Report (Part 3): KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel summarizes the report, and common threads among the six areas. He discusses the impact of the Market Facilitation Payments program, and takes a look at the ongoing challenges in farm equity.
00:33:00 – Delayed Vegetable Planting: Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton talks about delayed planting of tomato and pepper transplants because of wet weather, and the option of growing those vegetables in containers.
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