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Jul 25, 2018

On today’s episode: An extended review of the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation Conference; ag news; “Stop, Look and Listen” essay about rural Kansas.

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 – Beef improvement conference review: An extended visit with K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber about some of the featured topics at the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation Conference which recently took place in Colorado, where seedstock and commercial cattle producers and leading researchers and professionals gathered to talk about contemporary ideas in cattle genetic improvement:  among the highlights were a look at economic efficiency of carcass weight gain, defining and attaining sustainability in cattle production, and utilizing value-driven information as a basis for genetic selection

00:21:37 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:30:20 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

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