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Jul 16, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; forage options for cattle producers to consider planting this fall; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; county fair judging, and how those judges interact with 4-H youth…

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:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's analysis of the cattle markets: in addition to recapping last week's cattle price trends, he shares new information on retail beef prices and he previews this week's USDA cattle-on-feed and cattle inventory reports.

00:13:00 – Fall Forage Options:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about forage options for cattle producers to consider planting this fall, to compensate for the anticipated shortage of harvested forage because of the drought...she goes over the findings from her research on how well these planted forages serve as a nutritional option for the herd.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:01 – Facing the Judges:  K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack discusses the judging process at county fairs, and how the judges interact with 4-H youth as part of that process...also, a rundown on current and upcoming county fairs around Kansas.


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