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Jan 13, 2022

  • Farm Cooperatives and Fertilizer Prices
  • Landscape Ornamental Watering


00:01:09—Farm Cooperatives and Fertilizer Prices (part 1)--The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, digs into a new analysis his center just finished, which looked at the soaring fertilizer price situation...and how it's affecting the financial state of farm cooperatives: in part one, he talks about the data he used from the last time fertilizer prices spiked, and then plummeted, in the late 2000s as a benchmark for assessing the current financial vulnerability of various-sized cooperatives



00:12:10—Farm Cooperatives and Fertilizer Prices (part 2--K-State’s Brian Briggeman continues his look at the new analysis of farmer cooperatives and their ability to navigate this volatile fertilizer market to the benefit of the cooperative and its member patrons.  In part 2, he reports on the findings from this work



00:23:09—Landscape Ornamental Watering--On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham offers guidelines on watering landscape trees and shrubs here in mid-winter, which is extra-important given the current dryness






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