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Jun 3, 2021

• Updated projections on 2021 net farm income in Kansas

• Fighting blue-green algae in farm ponds

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Efficient watering of gardens and landscapes…

00:01:30 – Projected Net Farm Income:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares his updated projection on 2021 net farm income in Kansas, as well as his new forecast on 2022 farm income, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data...he talks about the variables which he thinks will lead to a significant jump in income this year, and a dramatic decline next year.

00:12:57 – Blue-Green Algae in Farm Ponds:  From her latest podcast, K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks with K-State watershed specialist Will Boyer and Meadowlark Extension District livestock agent Jody Holthaus about the threat of blue-green algae buildup in farm ponds...and some things that have been learned about preventing it from becoming a danger to livestock and people.

00:24:23 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines; also, this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:37 – Efficient Watering of Gardens and Landscapes:  Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone offers guidance on irrigation efficiency for landscapes and gardens...a topic he addressed on this week's K-State Garden Hour webinar.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.