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May 7, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; developing a drought management plan for cattle on summer grass, should the extremely dry weather continue; the 4-H “Raise Your Hand” campaign helps local 4-H programs…

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.

00:00:00 — Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he'll discuss the positive signals in both domestic and export beef demand as the main sources of support for current cattle prices, and he shares his just-released estimation of the losses to the Oklahoma cattle industry from the wildfires in April.

00:11:29 — Drought Management Plan for Cattle:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson talks about the value of developing a drought management plan for cattle on summer grass, should the extremely dry weather continue...she offers some considerations on knowing when to de-stock a pasture.

00:23:00 — “Raise Your Hand”:  K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about the National 4-H “Raise Your Hand” campaign, which gives alumni and friends of 4-H the opportunity to show their support by casting a vote for their state for awards that will go to local 4-H programs.

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