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Jul 2, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a major finding could enhance the quality of bacon used in restaurants and the food service industry; a Kansas wheat harvest update; a new webinar series is available for 4-H agents and volunteers…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he remarks on Canada's announcement that it will impose tariffs on U.S. beef, and he talks about the state of pork and poultry production as competing meats.

00:12:59 – Better Bacon:  K-State meats specialist Terry Houser talks about a major finding that could enhance the quality of bacon used at institutional food outlets and fast-food restaurants...he and fellow K-State researchers have discovered that naturally-smoked sugar serves as an excellent anti-oxidant for frozen bacon.

00:24:29 – Wheat Harvest Roundup:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Rickey Roberts of Marion County. Also, K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:23 – 4-H Webinar Series:  K-State 4-H new youth and adult audiences specialist Aliah Metrovich Seay discusses the Cultural Adaptation Navigator webinar series available for 4-H agents and volunteers.


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