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Feb 27, 2019

On today’s episode: the most profitable farms in Kansas and the reasons why they excel financially; entering the 2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest; looking ahead to Friday’s K-State Cattlemen’s Day; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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 – Why Successful Farms Succeed:  K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl talk about their economic analysis which is identifying the most profitable farms in Kansas and the reasons why they excel financially:  they are using Kansas Farm Management Association data for this, and will be posting a series of weekly reports on their findings this spring.

00:13:00 – 2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti invites producers to enter the 2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest that K-State is co-sponsoring, which primarily is intended to gather information on corn production practices that lead to top yields...he also discusses concerns about getting corn planted on time this spring.

00:24:29 – Cattlemen’s Day Preview:  K-State meat scientist Terry Houser talks about recent revisions to beef quality grading in the U.S. and what those mean to beef producers...he'll be speaking on that topic at the 2019 K-State Cattlemen's Day this Friday.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:58 – "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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