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Oct 1, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; producers are noticing late-season purpling of corn and sorghum in western Kansas; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; the 2018 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum…

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:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on the just-announced new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada and what it means to the cattle sector, and he offers his latest numbers on making decisions on the 2018 calf crop.

00:13:01 – Purpling of Corn and Sorghum:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses the causes behind late-season purpling of corn and sorghum in western Kansas.

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 – 48 Hours of 4-H:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw previews the 2018 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum coming up in November at Rock Springs 4-H Center.


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