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Feb 29, 2024

  • 2022 Census of Agriculture, Part 1
  • 2022 Census of Agriculture, Part 2
  • Working with Fruit Trees


00:01:05 – 2022 Census of Agriculture, Part 1: Beginning today’s show is Doug Bounds, state statistician for Kansas with the USDA, with a review of the 2022 Census of Agriculture. In this two-part interview Doug covers how much land is in Kansas farms as well as their economics and demographics. He also compares how 2022 looked in-relation to 2017.


00:12:05 – 2022 Census of Agriculture, Part 2: Doug Bounds continues talking about the 2022 Census of Agriculture.

Doug: 785-260-1508 or 

Fire Danger Forecast


00:23:05 – Working with Fruit Trees: Anthony Reardon, Johnson County horticulture agent, and Rebecca McMahon will be discussing “Selecting and Planting Fruit Trees for Kansas” on the March 6 K-State Garden Hour. Today, Anthony ends the show by providing a preview of how to plant and care for fruit trees.

K-State Garden Hour



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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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