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Jan 14, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; previewing this week’s Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; guiding 4-H youth through the various steps of project goal-setting…

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 Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he shares his outlook for cattle prices for 2019, and comments on the possibility that the USDA cattle inventory report could be postponed or cancelled because of the partial government shutdown, and the implications for the markets.

00:12:59 – Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talks about K-State's recent evaluation of field planter down-force control systems, which is the topic he'll address at the upcoming Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference co-sponsored by K-State later this week...he says that there's still time for producers to register for this popular event.

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 –4-H Project Goals:  K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about a publication that walks 4-H youth through the various steps of project goal-setting.


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