May 1, 2018
On today’s episode: how last year’s tax reform bill could impact grain producers as they do business with their local cooperatives; tips for soybean planting, including seeding rates and row spacing; attracting hummingbirds to home landscape settings…
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 – Tax Reform Reverb: K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman discusses his new economic analysis of the "Section 199A" issue that resulted from the tax reform bill late last year, and the follow-up congressional action that addressed the problem...he talks about how this is likely to impact grain producers as they do business with their local cooperatives.
00:11:29 – Soybean Planting Tips: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti concludes his two-part look at soybean planting...this time, centering on K-State field research on seeding rates and row spacing for optimum yields.
00:23:00 – Hummingbirds: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at attracting hummingbirds to home landscape settings.
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