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Jul 9, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a new effort to trace and track cattle disease; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; county fair season is here, and Kansas 4-H members are ready…

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 looks ahead to the USDA's cattle inventory report coming out next week, and he comments on the ongoing trade disputes, not only with China but with other countries as well, and how all this is resonating in the beef cattle sector.

00:13:00 – Tracing and Tracking Cattle Disease:  The program director of the new CattleTrace pilot project, K-State's Cassie Kniebel, talks about this newly-launched public-private partnership which will develop and test a cattle disease traceability infrastructure in Kansas over the next two years...she talks about the system that's being created to effectively track cattle movement through the production and marketing chain, and invites producers and others to be part of this initiative.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:00 – County Fair Time!  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the youth development aspects of participation in the county fair, from their entries in the shows and exhibits to working in concession stands or other fair-related activities...also, a rundown of county fairs opening in Kansas this week.


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