Jun 11, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a few disease concerns are starting to show up in Kansas corn and soybean fields; the latest agricultural news; a video contest asks 4-H members to highlight a health issue in their community…
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: he shares his latest projections on net returns to cattle feeding for the remainder of 2018, and he talks about the trade discussions that took place at the recent World Meat Congress that he attended.
00:12:59 – Corn and Soybean Disease Update: K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine advises corn and soybean producers that are a few disease concerns starting to show up in Kansas fields: soybean root rot and soybean cyst nematode, corn lesion nematode and corn bacterial streak.
00:24:30 – 4-H FCS Judging Activity: K-State 4-H/family and consumer science program liaison, Andrea Feldkamp talks about the 4-H Family and Consumer Science Judging activity, featuring a video contest that asks youth to highlight a health issue in their community.
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