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Oct 22, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; protecting your business from cattle theft, and what can help solve the crime; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; the Science of Agriculture Challenge comes to Kansas 4-H…

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:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University discusses what's happening in the cattle markets:  he remarks on the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report released last Friday, and he talks about wheat pasturing opportunities in the central and southern plains which have been held up by wet weather, and the ensuing impact on the feeder cattle market.

00:12:59 – Guarding Against Cattle Theft:  One of the speakers at the recent Beef Stocker Field Day hosted by K-State:  a special agent with the Kansas Attorney General's Office, Kendel Lothman, talks about protecting one's operation from cattle theft...he presses the need for one to adequately identify their stock, and talks about the evidence of theft that can help lead to solving the crime.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:59 – Science of Agriculture Challenge:  KSRE Southwest area 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about the new Science of Agriculture Challenge...a hands-on learning experience to identify and then find solutions for agriculture-related issues in the community.


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