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Feb 7, 2019

On today’s episode: the new 2019 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-Irrigated Cropland report has just been released by K-State; the Kansas Forest Service is accepting orders for the Conservation Tree Planting program; late-winter tree care


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 – New Cash Rents Report Available:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor announces that the new 2019 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-Irrigated Cropland report has just been released by identifies the average cash lease rate for dryland crop ground county-by-county, as a baseline from which farmers and their landlords can negotiate leasing arrangements for this next cropping season.


00:12:59 – Conservation Tree Planting Program:  From the Kansas Forest Service at K-State, conservation plant specialist Aaron Yoder talks about placing tree and shrub orders for delivery this spring from the state Conservation Tree Planting Program...he goes over the selection of low-cost bare root and container-grown tree and shrub species available for planting windbreaks, riparian buffers and other conservation plantings.


00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."


00:33:00 – Late-Winter Tree Care:   Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton talks about pruning winter-damaged trees, and about applying dormant treatments for controlling tree insects and diseases.



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