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Dec 3, 2019

• A review of several year-end farm and ranch management topics

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Chronic wasting disease in deer…

00:01:30 – Year-End Farm and Ranch Management:  ​The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, discusses a number of end-of-year farm and ranch management topics:  conducting a thorough evaluation of where the operation stands financially at year's end, and setting goals for 2020.

00:12:45 – Year-End Farm and Ranch Management (Part 2):  Continued discussion with Kevin Herbel, executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State. In this segment, he specifically covers ways of identifying the operation's financial position and creating a cash flow projection for the months ahead, using financial benchmarking and other tools...he says that this should go beyond the normal end-of-year tax management.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:26 – Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee provides an update on chronic wasting disease in deer, and talks about what hunters can do to help slow the spread of this disease.


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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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