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Jan 6, 2022

  • Kansas Farm Income Projections
  • ARC/PLC Selection Tool
  • Choosing Vegetable Varieties



00:01:06—Kansas Farm Income Projections--K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his just-released estimate on Kansas net farm income for 2021, as well as his income projection for 2022, using Kansas Farm Management Association grain farm data as the basis for his calculations...he points to a sharp rise in the average income this past year, followed by an expected and significant drop this year



00:12:11—ARC/PLC Selection Tool--K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid reports on her updated analysis of the returns to participating in either the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs on grain production here in 2022...the deadline for making any changes in one's ARC/PLC selection is March 15th, and she highlights the on-line tool she has created for producers to size up that choice



00:23:10—Choosing Vegetable Varieties--On this week's horticulture segment, Sedgwick County Extension horticulture agent Rebecca McMahon offers several things to think about when shopping for vegetable garden seed for this year's gardening...she spoke on that topic yesterday on the first K-State Garden Hour webinar of the year




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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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