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Sep 2, 2021

  • Farm Machinery Depreciation
  • Cooperative Economic Health
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Fall Lawn Seeding


00:01:11--Farm Machinery Depreciation--K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses farm machinery investments, and how accelerated depreciation methods affects producers' approaches to those investments...that was the subject of a new study that he covered at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference, and it generally showed that Kansas producers have made good machinery purchase decisions over the past several years


00:12:11--Cooperative Economic Health--The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, looks at the economic state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas currently, drawing from discussions at the recent K-State Cooperative Leadership Symposium...he reports that the cooperative system is in a good place economically right now, but at the same time is positioning for any downturn that might be coming in the agricultural economy


00:23:14--Agricultural News--Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week’s Kansas Soybean Update


00:31:07--Fall Lawn Seeding-- On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham offers pointers on seeding or overseeding a fescue or bluegrass lawn in early fall, with emphasis on site preparation for good seed-to-soil contact





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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.


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