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Jul 31, 2017

Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. It features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation.

00:00:18 - Cattle Market Comments:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's commentary on the cattle markets:  he identifies more key indicators from the USDA's recent cattle inventory report, and he talks about a new information source created by the USDA, called the Weekly Fed Cattle Comprehensive Report, which combines negotiated, formula, forward contract and grid purchase information into a single weekly price series.

00:11:18 - New Extension Leader:  The new associate director of Extension at K-State, Gregg Hadley, discusses the current state of the Cooperative Extension Service in Kansas and his aspirations for Extension in this state in the coming years, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality and youth development.

00:22:59 - Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree Tales.

00:31:37 - 4-H Livestock Activities:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn talks about what 4-H livestock activities contribute to youth development....plus this week's lineup of county fairs around Kansas.

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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.