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Jun 3, 2019

On today’s episode: The cattle market update looks at the possibility of import tariffs’ effects on the beef trade; turning to sorghum and forages to replace corn due to planting delays; ag news; and the Educational Experience Camp, which was held in conjunction with 4-H Discovery Days last week.

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market segment. He remarks on the prospect of import tariffs on goods from Mexico, and how that could become a concern for the beef trade, and he goes over a new analysis he has put together on the beef packing sector which counters preconceived notions on packer ownership.

00:12:59 – Planting forages to replace corn: K-State research agronomist John Holman looks at grain sorghum and summer annual forages as feedstuffs that could be planted as a replacement for corn, as planting delays have forced many producers to look in another cropping direction ... he reminds producers of the data available to them from K-State's summer annual forage trial report.

00:24:17 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:23 – Educational Experience Camps and 4-H Discovery Days: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses the Educational Experience Camp, which for the first time was held in conjunction with last week’s 4-H Discovery Days ... it was geared toward underrepresented youth that want to have a college experience.


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