Aug 16, 2018
On today’s episode: a new study looks at USDA crop program subsidies, and how they factor into farmland rental payments; adjusting the combine ahead of corn harvest to avoid grain losses in the field; you can renovate your drought-stressed lawn this fall…
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 – Landlords and Subsidy Payments: K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks shares the findings from his new study, which looked at USDA crop program subsidies and how they factor into farmland rental payments...he specifically was interested in the extent to which landlords gain from those subsidies, compared to tenants...he is presenting that information later today at K-State' Risk and Profit Conference.
00:13:00 – Equipment Adjustments: K-State crops and soils specialist Gretchen Sassenrath talks about the importance of adjusting the combine ahead of corn harvest to avoid grain losses in the field....she goes over a simple method of measuring those losses, and talks about minimizing those to save grain and to prevent volunteer corn from turning up in the field later on.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:32:58 – Relief For Drought-Stressed Lawns: K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about getting ready to renovate a drought-stressed fescue lawn this fall.
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