Nov 29, 2017
On today’s episode: a look at how producers are adopting precision cropping technologies; updated guidelines for custom service providers, and the producers that hire them; the latest agricultural news; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…
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.
00:01:30 – Precision Cropping Technologies On The Farm: K-State precision technology economist Terry Griffin shares the findings of his latest study of farmer adoption of precision cropping technologies...this time, his work concentrated on the technology "bundles" that producers gravitate toward, and how that relates to the frequency that producers transition to variable-rate technologies.
00:012:46 – Updated Guidelines For Custom Service Providers: K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl discusses the brand-new report on Kansas custom rates for farm operations that K-State has just completed and posted on line, for producers and custom hire providers to use as guidelines for setting rates for various field operations.
00:24:15 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:44 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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