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Feb 18, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; the just-released Kansas Summer Annual Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trials report from K-State; National FFA Week; this week’s “Tree Tales”; a preview of the Kansas 4-H Equifest…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's cattle market commentary:  she looks in depth at the latest USDA hay stocks report and what that suggests about hay supplies and prices moving forward, and she previews the USDA's cattle-on-feed report coming out later this week.

00:12:59 – Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trials:  K-State cropping systems agronomist John Holman talks about the just-released Kansas Summer Annual Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trials report from K-State:  it features the yield and quality performance of over 70 summer forage varieties at multiple sites in Kansas this past year. 

00:24:28 – National FFA Week:  Kansas FFA state president Max Harman talks about what's going on in that organization here in Kansas, as this is National FFA Week; plus, the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:59 – 4-H Equifest Preview:  K-State 4-H specialist Pam Van Horn previews the Equifest state 4-H horse judging contest being held this week in Topeka.


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