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Jun 4, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; highlights from the latest Beef Cattle Institute podcast; the latest agricultural news, and this week's "Tree Tales"; a look at 4-H summer camp…

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.

00:01:31 – Livestock Market Update:  Senior agricultural economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, reports that beef-cow and heifer slaughter is up significantly year-over-year and that packer margins remain strong.

00:13:02 – Beef Cattle Podcast:  K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell are back with another Beef Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:24:33 – Ag News:  Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:34:02 – 4-H Summer Camp:  Kansas 4-H specialist Pam Van Horn discusses the many benefits youth experience by attending 4-H summer camp – which is currently underway and continues all month at Rock Springs 4-H Center.

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