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Jun 6, 2019

Analysis of the options afforded corn producers under the crop insurance prevented planting provisions; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; boosting nitrogen levels for ornamentals and vegetable crops…

00:01:30 – Financial Options for Corn Producers:  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer shares his new analysis of the options afforded corn producers under the crop insurance prevented planting provisions, with his projected trade aid payment levels tied in.

00:13:00 – Financial Options for Corn Producers (Part 2):  More with K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer— he has projected the economic returns of different scenarios, figuring in likely corn price trends in the advent of a short U.S. corn crop...and he talks about a new K-State spreadsheet tool that producers can use to calculate the best option for their situation.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:57 – Adding Nitrogen in the Home Landscape:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about sidedressing vegetable crops and ornamental flowers with nitrogen here in the early part of summer.


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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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