K-State Agriculture Today: 1334 – Financial Challenges of 2022 and Tips for the New Year…Advocating for the Kansas ROPS Rebate Program

  • 2022 Net Income Review and Tips for 2023 Finances
  • The Possibility of an Impactful Kansas ROPS Rebate Program
  • Making the Most of Previously Purchased Seeds


00:01:05  — 2022 Net Income Review and Tips for 2023 Finances:  Gregg Ibendahl, K-State farm management specialist, shares a look at the 2022 expected net income for producers. He summarizes the economic challenges producers met this year and provides on advice for producers going into 2023.

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00:12:08 — The Possibility of an Impactful Kansas ROPS Rebate Program: K-State project coordinator with the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Tawnie Larson, is hoping to save lives with rollover protective structures (ROPS) in Kansas. She shares information on a program hoping to do exactly that, but legislators need to hear from Kansans to make this possible.

ROPS website 

Kansas ROPS waitlist sign-up

00:23:04 —Making the Most of Previously Purchased Seeds: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham discusses the process for testing old seed to determine its viability.  Under the right conditions, seed will normally remain viable for about three years. And to be ready for the next growing season, he recommends finalizing seed selections now and placing your order in early 2023.  


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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