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Jul 19, 2021

  • Livestock Market Update
  • Risk and Profit Conference
  • Agricultural News
  • Kansas 4-H Update


00:01:00 – Livestock Market Update: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  she offers her preview of the USDA's cattle inventory report due out this Friday, and she talks about the support that the cattle markets are currently getting from the good demand for by-products

00:12:00 – Risk and Profit Conference: K-State agricultural economist Rich Llewlyn has the details on the 2021 K-State Risk and Profit Conference, set for mid-August on the campus...he talks about the numerous contemporary topics that will be covered there, for the benefit of producers and others who attend

00:22:56 – Agricultural News: K-State youth livestock coordinator Lexie Hayes looks ahead to the Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes coming up in includes the state 4-H livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, livestock skillathon and quiz bowl

00:30:53 – Kansas 4-H Update: K-State 4-H specialist for Community Vitality, Aliah Mestrovich Seay, discusses the national search for three youth development positions at K-State in the project areas of STEM, healthy living and agricultural sciences



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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.


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