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Feb 25, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; the latest podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; a look at the Kansas 4-H Foundation…

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:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's comments on the cattle market trends:  he talks about the impact of this winter's rough weather on feedlot cattle gains, and subsequently, beef production in 2019...and he remarks on the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report.

00:12:59 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State focuses on the problems that the cold, muddy conditions are creating for cow-calf producers and cattle feeders, and on making a particular calving system work in avoiding calf scours:  featured are K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and livestock economist Dustin Pendell.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:47 – Kansas 4-H Foundation:  the president and chief executive officer of the Kansas 4-H Foundation, Jake Worcester, talks about the foundation's current activities in support of the state's 4-H program.


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