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Feb 9, 2021

• Early projections on net farm income in Kansas for 2021

• New wheat and sorghum research at K-State

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• New research on bird/aircraft collisions…

00:01:30 – 2021 Net Farm Income Projections:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses his just-released early projections on net farm income in Kansas for 2021, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...within that, he talks about the outlooks on yields, prices, production expenses and government payments he used to come up with this income forecast.

00:12:56 – New Wheat and Sorghum Research:  A look at the first of a three-year project at K-State, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, aimed at developing wheat and sorghum-based foods for human consumption...this is supported by a USDA grant, and a student dining center at the university is serving as the proving ground for these new products...discussing the project are K-State food scientist Kelly Getty and food science student Christy Vavra, marketing director Kerry Wefald of the Kansas Department of Agriculture and managing director Sarah Sexton-Bowser of the Center for Sorghum Improvement at K-State.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:22 – Bird/Aircraft Collisions:  On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee covers a new study of which birds are more prone to collisions with aircraft in flight.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.