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Dec 10, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; an egg treatment could increase muscle mass in poultry before hatching; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador training will be in February…

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:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he reviews the latest USDA beef export data which was released on Friday, and talks about a new USDA report on meat consumption in the U.S. which bodes well for the beef production sector.

00:13:00 – Bigger Chicken:  K-State meat scientist John Gonzales and graduate researcher Stephanie Kruger report on their work on increasing muscle mass in poultry by way of an egg treatment before hatching...they'll talk about why their findings may result in considerably more efficient chicken production. 

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Former USDA Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman comments on being awarded an honorary doctorate degree from K-State in ceremonies last Friday. Plus this week's edition of "Tree Tales," from the Kansas Forest Service.

00:32:59 – Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren looks ahead to the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador training taking place in February.


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