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Oct 4, 2018

On today’s episode: a preview of K-State's 2018 Agricultural Lenders Conferences; pulling forage samples for an accurate laboratory analysis; agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update; late-season vegetable items…

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.

00:01:29 – Agricultural Lenders Conferences Preview:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about the current outlook on the commodity title of the 2018 Farm Bill as the congressional conference committee finalizes it, and she looks at land value and rental rate trends in Kansas...two topics that she'll be addressing at K-State's 2018 Agricultural Lenders Conferences next week.

00:12:59 – Forage Sampling for Analysis:  K-State multi-county agronomist in northwest Kansas Jeanne Falk Jones walks through the recommended steps for sampling harvested forages for nutrient content heading into the fall and winter...she talks about how to pull representative samples from forage bales for an accurate laboratory analysis.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:59 – Late-Season Vegetable Items:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham has advice on late harvesting of tomatoes and peppers, and he looks at planting garlic in the garden for harvest next summer.


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