Apr 12, 2018
On today’s episode: following last weekend’s hard freeze, Kansas wheat producers brace for more cold weather; producers can use two financial ratios to evaluate their economic status; how early garden vegetables are faring, in light of a colder spring…
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 – Winter Wheat Crop Update: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato shares his latest observations on the state of the winter wheat crop in Kansas, in light of the hard freeze that blanketed the state last weekend and further stressed an already-dry crop...he also looks at the prospect of further freeze damage after this coming weekend, as temperatures are expected to plunge again.
00:11:30 – Financial Tools For Producers: K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about how producers can use two financial ratios to evaluate their economic status: their return on assets and their return on equity...he has just put together analysis of how those ratios typically compare, which he says is important for producers to know.
00:23:00 – Cold Weather Consequences: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about the likely impact the cold temperatures of late have had on early-planted garden vegetables
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