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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.

May 24, 2021

• The weekly cattle market update

• Harvesting grass hay for winter feeding of the cow-calf herd

• Agricultural news

• Tips for displaying 4-H projects…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers his insight on the cattle markets:  he reviews last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report, which he says must be kept in context...and he shares some observations on how well the cattle industry has emerged from all the market chaos caused by the pandemic this past year.

00:12:52 – Harvesting Grass Hay:  K-State beef cattle nutritionist Dale Blasi talks about harvesting grass hay at the proper maturity as a means of reducing winter feeding costs for the cow-calf herd...he looks at research data which outlines how much a producer can save by striking the right balance between forage quality and tonnage.

00:24:09 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:25 – Displaying 4-H Projects:  K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock discusses putting projects on display for county fairs and the benefits youth gain from doing the projects and receiving feedback from judges.


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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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