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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

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.

May 4, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• The merit of certain grazing management "rules of thumb"

• Agricultural news headlines

• Supporting and nurturing areas of interest in 4-H members…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he talks about the new analysis he spearheaded on the economic impacts of the coronavirus situation on the beef cattle industry...and he responds to calls for making extensive structural changes in the beef supply chain in the wake of COVID-19.

00:12:55 – Grazing Management “Rules of Thumb”:  K-State rangeland scientist Keith Harmoney concludes his series on common grazing management "rules of thumb", and whether each of those has merit...these include how the amount of pasture grass growth translates into pounds of forage, and the impact of grazing the same part of the pasture repeatedly year after year.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:17 – Nurturing Areas of Interest:  K-State 4-H specialist Shane Potter talks about how 4-H adults and volunteers can work with youth to support and nurture the areas of interest they're passionate about.


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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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