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Jan 26, 2023

  • Are We Preparing for a Recession?  
  • How Agriculture Is Impacted by the Current Economic Environment
  • Controlling Grasses Around Trees


00:01:04  — Are We Preparing for a Recession?: Today’s show begins with a two-part series on the current U.S. economic environment with K-State professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center, Brian Briggeman. In our first segment we discuss the history of rapidly raising interest rates to combat inflation, the current labor market, and consumer demand.


00:12:04 — How Agriculture Is Impacted by the Current Economic Environment:  In part-two Brian continues the conversation, but this time focusing on the impact everything we discussed previously will have on agricultural producers. He shares optimism with land values and gives advice on what producers can actually control right now.


00:23:07 — Controlling Grasses Around Trees: For this week’s horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham looks at past research from K-State’s John C. Pair Horticultural Center on the effect of controlling grasses around newly planted trees to get the best possible growth.


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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