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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

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Feb 22, 2021

• The weekly cattle market update

• Coyote control around spring-calving cow herds

• Agricultural news

• 4-H Day events…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor covers the cattle market trends:  he sizes up the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report released Friday afternoon...and he shares comments that he presented at the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum last Friday, on proposals to create more transparency in the cattle markets, especially in the spot cattle trade.

00:12:46 – Coyote Control Around Calving Herds:  K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts talks with K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney about coyote control around spring-calving cow herds...he discusses the nature of coyote socialization and predatory behavior and how that affects a cattle producer's efforts to prevent calf losses to predation.

00:24:05 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:24 – 4-H Day:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses local 4-H Day activities, which are currently underway across the state, and how these help youth build communication skills.


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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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