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Jul 8, 2019

  • The weekly livestock market update
  • This week’s Beef Cattle Institute podcast
  • Agricultural news, and “Tree Tales”
  • County fair season is here, and Kansas 4-H members are ready…

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 senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's observations on the cattle markets:  he shares the new USDA beef import and export report released last Friday, and he talks about how China's ban on beef and pork imports from Canada could end up adding to beef supplies in the U.S.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this time, veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, along with livestock economist Dustin Pendell, talk about some of the lead topics at a recent livestock antibiotic conference held in western Kansas, and they discuss what constitutes the "best" cow in one's herd.

00:24:30 – Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:00 – County Fair Season:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the county fair as an opportunity for the community to experience what 4-H youth have been working on throughout the year.

 

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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.

 

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.