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Feb 17, 2021

• Fertilizer price projections

• Farm tax policy proposals

• The premiere of K-State’s “Garden Hour”

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Fertilizer Price Projections:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his just-released projections on fertilizer prices for the 2021 crop production year...he uses an economic model he developed a couple of years ago, based on the direction of corn and oil prices, that he says are better predictors of fertilizer prices than natural gas prices.

00:12:54 – Farm Tax Policy Proposals:  Agricultural law and taxation professor Roger McEowen of the Washburn University School of Law comments on some of the tax policy proposals that are now being discussed, and how those might impact farm estate and business planning...he highlights the proposed elimination of "stepped-up" basis relating to capital gains taxation, and the enormous consequences that would present for farm and ranch families.

00:24:16 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:24:10 – K-State’s “Garden Hour” K-State horticulturist Cheryl Boyer previews "K-State's Garden Hour"...a series of informational webinars for gardeners and homeowners that begins later today.

00:32:18 – "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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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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