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Oct 8, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; National 4-H continues through Saturday…

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.

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's cattle market insight:  he comments on the just-reported beef export numbers for August, which he describes as "stellar"...and he talks about the good economic prospects for wheat grazing in the central plains this fall .

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State focuses on testing forages for nutrient content:  K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber discuss whether or not it's worth the time and expense to have forage analyzed, and they talk about using the information from a forage test in making herd feeding decisions.

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."

00:32:58 – National 4-H Week:  On this week's 4-H segment, southwest area 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about this being National 4-H Week, culminating with the 48 Hours of 4-H activities this weekend.


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