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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

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Aug 28, 2019

  • Simple, four-step process for estimating soybean yields
  • Economists’ analysis of farm income volatility
  • Agricultural news 
  • Stop, Look and Listen – an essay about rural Kansas

00:01:29 – Estimating Soybean Yields: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti goes over a simple method of estimating soybean yields at this stage of the growing season. He advises growers to use this four-step process to evaluate the yield potential of their stands, at the same time inspecting the crop for signs of production issues.

00:12:57 – Volatility of Farm Incomes: K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks and graduate researcher Whitney Bowman talk about their new analysis of the volatility of Kansas farm incomes over time, based on information from the Kansas Farm Management Association. They explain why understanding those volatility trends can be helpful in farm financial management.

00:23:59 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:18 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on life in rural 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.

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