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Mar 26, 2018

On today’s episode: Cattle markets & tariffs; cattle fly control, 4-H Discovery Days

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 MARKETS & TARIFFS: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor comments on the cattle market implications from the newly announced tariffs on imported goods from China, as well as from the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report, during this week's segment on the cattle market trends.

00:12:59 – CATTLE FLY CONTROL: K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises cattle producers that now is the time to start putting together a strategy for late spring and summer fly control for the cattle herd out on pasture, which includes cleaning up hay-feeding areas which may otherwise serve as a breeding ground for stable flies.

00:24:22 – 4-H DISCOVERY DAYS: For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H events coordinator Sarah Keatley looks ahead to the 2018 4-H Discovery Days at K-State, enrollment for which is being taken right now.

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