Jun 21, 2019
• An update on yesterday’s USDA announcement regarding new allowances for crop producers
• Trends in farm family living expenses
• The latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”
• Kansas agricultural weather…
00:01:30 – SPECIAL USDA ANNOUNCEMENT: K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer looks at the new allowances for crop producers who want to plant cover crops on prevented planted acres, as announced yesterday by the USDA...and he has the latest on the Market Facilitation Program payments relating to prevented planting.
00:13:00 – Farm Family Living Expenses: The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, talks about trends in farm family living expenses, as indicated in the latest K-F-M-A data, and how those expenses factor into the profitability of Kansas farms: he talks about the main living expenses and how farm families have managed those as farm income has declined over the past several years.
00:24:30 – Ag News: The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”
00:33:00 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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