Apr 23, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a new decision-making tool helps producers weigh the options of taking wheat to grain, or letting cattle graze it out; an update on 4-H volunteer activity in Kansas…
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: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he talks about the upturn in the cattle markets last week, and he comments on a new Government Accountability Office report on the factors behind the dramatic swings in cattle prices in recent years.
00:11:30 — Harvest or Graze? Agricultural economist Robin Reid and cropping systems agronomist John Holman of K-State talk about the decision-making tool that they've put together on grazing out wheat...they've developed a budget for comparing the economic returns of taking wheat to grain and leaving cattle out to graze wheat out.
00:23:00 — 4-H Volunteers: K-State 4-H volunteer development specialist Shane Potter provides an update on 4-H volunteer activity in Kansas.
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