Apr 6, 2021
• How will agricultural technology affect agricultural
productivity growth in the future?
• A new farm management decision tool from K-State
• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”
• The increasing number of black bear sightings in Kansas…
00:01:30 – Agricultural Technology and Productivity Growth: K-State agricultural economists Beth Yeager and Terry Griffin share highlights from a presentation they've prepared for an upcoming symposium being hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in May: they've pulled together information on how agricultural technology and the use of data will affect agricultural productivity growth in the future, based on their extensive research on technology adoption trends on the part of producers.
00:12:51 – New Farm Management Decision Tool: Terry Griffin then talks about a new farm management decision tool from K-State that's built around historic farmland values in Kansas and across the continental U.S....he says this can be useful in an assortment of ways, including determining the stepped-up basis value of farmland for land transaction purposes.
00:24:12 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:32:18 – Black Bear Sightings: Former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about what's behind the increasing number of black bear sightings in Kansas.
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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.