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Mar 9, 2020

• Beef import and export trends around the world

• A Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker profile

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• It's time to register for 4-H Discovery Days…

00:01:30 – Beef Import and Export Trends:  A featured speaker at K-State's 2020 Cattlemen's Day last Friday, Oklahoma State University livestock economist Derrell Peel, gives an overview of world beef import and export trends, and talks about the state of U.S. beef trade within that...he suggests that the U.S. beef industry will be best served by orienting its export efforts toward the specific beef cut preferences of countries like China and other export targets.

00:12:58 – Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker:  The first installment of this week's series on the six Kansas farm and ranch couples who have been named to the Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker class of 2019...they will be so honored in ceremonies this Friday in Manhattan:  featured today, Grant and Gayla Corley of Anderson County.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:38 – 4-H Discovery Days:  K-State 4-H specialists Shane Potter and Dona Ratliff look ahead to 4-H Discovery Days which are being held in late May on the K-State campus, with registration opening next week.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.