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Aug 27, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; K-State is awarded more than $21 million for research on sorghum and millet; the day's agricultural news, and the latest "Tree Tales"; applying for the 4-H Youth Leadership Council and National Conference…

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 senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  she sizes up the numbers from last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report, and she covers the LMIC's latest outlook on hay prices heading into the fall.

00:12:59 – K-State’s Feed the Future Renewed:  The acting director of the Bureau for Food Security with the U.S Agency for International Development, Vern Long, talks about that agency's announcement last week that it will be renewing its support for three of the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratories at K-State, awarding over $21 million in support of collaborative research on sorghum and millet, post-harvest grain loss reduction, and applied wheat genomics...all working toward USAID's goal of eliminating world hunger.

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."

00:32:58 – Taking 4-H to the Next Level:  K-State 4-H specialists Beth Hinshaw and Sarah Keatley cover the process for applying for the Youth Leadership Council and National Conference, and how the experience helps 4-H youth acquire many life-building skills.

 

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.