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Apr 1, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; considering possible livestock toxicity problems associated with several cover crops; agriculture news, and the latest “Tree Tales”; the National 4-H Day of Service is just weeks away…

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:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the crossover price support from the hog market that appears to be waning...and he discusses the economic considerations of making the switch from spring calving to fall calving, as a number of producers have brought that up in the wake of calving problems over the past three months.

00:12:59 – Livestock Toxicity and Cover Crops:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney looks at the possible livestock toxicity problems associated with several cover crops, some of which can be managed around and some that can't...she urges producers to be fully aware of those issues before planting cover crops for grazing.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:58 – National 4-H Day of Service:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses True Leaders in Service which begins today and culminates with the National 4-H Day of Service at the end of the month.


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