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May 13, 2019

The weekly livestock market update; multi-tiered cultural control of sericea lespedeza in Kansas grasslands; the latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”; reflections on the first-ever 4-H Equity Institute …

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  The senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on concerning signals on both domestic and export beef demand, and talks about two new USDA on hay stocks and the other on the beef supply, demand and cattle price outlook for 2020.

00:12:59 – Controlling Sericea Lespedeza:  K-State rangeland cattle nutritionist K.C. Olson provides an update on his multi-tiered work on cultural control of sericea lespedeza in Kansas grasslands...from supplementing cow herds with corn steep liquor to encourage sericea consumption, to late-season pasture burning for sericea control.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:02 – 4-H Equity Institute:  On this week's 4-H segment, two Riley County 4-H members, Jacklyn Hernandez and Kassandra Moreno and their club mentor, Lauren Lauffer,  talk about the first-ever 4-H Equity Institute held last month, and what they learned there about increasing diversity within their 4-H club.


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