Apr 16, 2018
On today’s episode: Cattle market update; futures conference wrap-up; 4-H day camps
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.
00:01:29 – CATTLE MARKET UPDATE – The director
of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, offers
this week's cattle market insight: he talks about the
much-needed rally in the fed cattle market last week, and he looks
ahead to the USDA's monthly cattle-on-feed report coming out this
Friday, which he thinks may hold positive news for the cattle
00:12:50 – FUTURES CONFERENCE WRAP-UP – K-State agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and Mykel Taylor talk about some of the futures market issues that were addressed at a first-of-its-kind agricultural futures conference that took place recently in Overland Park, co-sponsored by K-State and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...they say this conference shined a light on a number of futures trading topics of great interest to the production agriculture sector
00:24:19 – 4-H DAY CAMPS – On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren talks about the concept behind the Northwest Kansas 4-H Day Camps that will take place this summer, saying it's an idea that could be initiated in other parts of the state as well
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