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May 17, 2021

  • Cattle market update
  • 17 warm-season forage types and combinations evaluated
  • 4-H visual arts

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market commentary: He discusses the impact that full packing capacity is having on the market, and he looks at the encouraging signs in the latest beef demand numbers.

00:12:55 – Warm Season Forage Evaluations: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney reports on the information she has collected on warm season annual forage productivity, evaluating 17 different forage types and combinations and comparing them in two ways:  biomass produced and cost of production. This information will be helpful for producers intending on planting summer annual forage for haying, grazing or for silage.

00:31:14 – 4-H Visual Arts: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses changes being made in the visual arts project area.

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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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