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Sep 4, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; advice on what low-frequency traders should know about high-frequency commodity futures trading; today’s agricultural news; wildlife behavior around livestock mortality disposal areas…

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:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured in this week's cattle market segment:  in addition to reviewing last week's price trends, he comments on two livestock disease episodes that were in the market news last week, and talks about the renegiotiated trade agreement with Mexico.

00:13:00 – Commodity Futures Trading:  New K-State agricultural economist Joe Janzen talks about his research background on the structure and function of commodity markets...and he looks at what low-frequency traders should know about high-frequency commodity futures trading, a topic he addressed at the recent Risk and Profit Conference at K-State.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:01 – Wildlife Behavior Near Livestock Mortality Disposal Areas:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee covers a new study out of Colorado on wildlife behavior around livestock mortality disposal areas.

 

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