Apr 30, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; research into the composition of smoke emitted from native pasture burning in Kansas; the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience grant program introduces youth to ag workforce skills…
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.
00:00:00 — Livestock Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's remarks on the cattle market trends: he talks about the late-week rally in live cattle futures prices last Friday, and he offers an analysis of cattle feedlot capacity, and to what extent the problem of excess capacity is turning around.
00:11:29 — Pasture Burning Smoke: The presenter of the 2018 Kling Anderson lecture on pasture management at K-State: a senior research engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency, Brian Gullett, talks about his research into the composition of smoke emitted from native pasture burning in Kansas...information that he hopes will lead to better mitigation of air contaminants from that smoke, while preserving prescribed burning as a pasture management necessity.
00:23:00 — 4-H Ag Innovators: Cottonwood Extension District 4-H agents Susan Schlichting and Berny Unruh talks about the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience grant program that introduces youth to ag workforce skills in a fun and relevant manner.
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