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Jun 17, 2019

The weekly livestock market update; researching the effect of nighttime temperatures on wheat quality and yield; the latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”; a look ahead to the Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's cattle market segment:  he discusses why cattle producers ought to be flexible in their marketing management, given the uncertainty over several market factors,  and he talks about how slow summer beef demand is hampering the markets.

00:13:00 – Nighttime Research:  K-State crop physiologist Krishna Jagadish discusses his current research on the effect of nighttime temperatures on the yield and quality of a wheat crop, growing more than 300 cultivars of wheat in six heat-controlled tents at a K-State facility that is unique to the world.

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

00:33:00 – Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews this year’s Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo being held August 8th in Kingman.


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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.


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