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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.

Jun 22, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• The new director of the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program shares her plans

• Agricultural news, and a wheat harvest report

• An update on the COVID-19 4-H Resilience Fund…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides her insight on the cattle markets: she talks about how much closer the cattle finishing sector is to being current, coming out of the pandemic disruptions, and she looks at the possible impacts of worsening exchange rates with Mexico on beef sales into that country.

00:12:52 – Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom:  The new director of the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Nancy Zenger-Beneda, talks about some of the initiatives she hopes to bring to the program, as it works to introduce and support agricultural themes and materials in public school education.

00:24:10 – Ag News, Wheat Harvest Report:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including the first daily Kansas wheat harvest report featuring county and district Extension agricultural agents around the state: today, a harvest progress report from Jenni Carr of Harper County.

00:32:26 – COVID-19 4-H Resilience Fund:  The president/CEO of the Kansas 4-H Foundation, Jake Worcester, discusses the success of the COVID-19 4-H Resilience Fund and how the funds will be used to support Kansas youth and Rock Springs 4-H Center.


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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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