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Jul 18, 2018

On today’s episode: Cattle producer demographics; Risk and Profit Conference preview; ag news; Stop, Look and Listen.

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 – Cattle producer demographics:  A portion of this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  agricultural economist Dustin Pendell, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and veterinarian Brad White talk about trends in cattle producer demographics ... among them, the aging cattle producer population and the future of smaller-scale cow-calf operations.

00:12:59 – Risk and Profit Conference preview:  K-State Extension assistant in agricultural economics Rich Llewlyn looks ahead to the 2018 Risk and Profit Conference at K-State, which will provide participants with cutting-edge information on farm and ranch economics and management...including over 20 breakout sessions where K-State researchers will get into an array of important contemporary topics.

00:24:07 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:31:44 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas. 

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