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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Aug 10, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Current trends in agricultural lending

• Agricultural news headlines

• The many benefits youth experience in 4-H…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor comments on the cattle market trends:  he talks about last week's improvement in fed cattle prices, and the state of the cattle backlog at feedyards...he also goes over several new indicators of U.S. beef demand, domestically and abroad.

00:12:53 – Current Trends in Agricultural Lending:  K-State agricultural economist Allen Featherstone discusses current trends in agricultural lending, especially as impacted by the economic effects of the's the theme of his presentation later today as part of K-State's 2020 Risk and Profit Conference, which will be presented on line and is still taking registrations.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:39 – The Many Benefits of 4-H:  K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock discusses the many benefits youth experience by joining and participating in 4-H – which begins its new year in October.


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