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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Jan 30, 2020

• A look at factors influencing the Kansas farm economy

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Planning springtime improvements to the home landscape…

00:01:30 – "Navigating Rough Waters":  K-State​ agricultural economists Allen Featherstone and Mykel Taylor talk about their new article on the state of the Kansas farm economy, entitled "Navigating Rough Waters":  they discuss the factors that are most greatly influencing the economic condition of production agriculture currently...most notably, land value trends and very modest improvements in net farm income the last couple of years.

00:12:43 – "Navigating Rough Waters" (Part 2):  Continued discussion with Allen Featherstone and Mykel Taylor talk about their new article on the state of the Kansas farm economy, "Navigating Rough Waters"; here, they offer their thoughts on how 2020 might shape up economically for Kansas producers.

00:24:02 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:18 – Sprucing Up the Home Landscape:  Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton offers some guidelines for planning springtime improvements to the home landscape, focusing on ornamental plant selection and placement.


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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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