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Jun 18, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; segments of the latest BCI Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; the latest agricultural news; the 2018 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo is coming in early August …

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:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about his recent month-long trip to China, and what he learned about the beef production sector in China as well as the demand for U.S. beef there...this in the wake of the escalating trade conflict between China and the U.S., which he comments on as well.

00:13:01 – Beef Cattle Podcast:  Segments of the latest BCI Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber discuss adjusting cattle herd fly control methods in mid-summer, and they look at the prospect of grazing cattle on drought-stressed alfalfa and controlling the bloat issue.

00:24:33 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:04 – 4-H FCS Judging Activity:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the 2018 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo taking place in early August.


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