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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.

Apr 20, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Slowing the pace of pig growth, until normal processing resumes

• Agricultural news headlines

• A new 4-H program to reduce youth stress…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he comments on the prospects of the cattle flow to packers remaining current, given the COVID-19 disruptions that have developed at packing plants...and he shares his latest projected returns to cattle feeding, which as expected have worsened because of the economic fallout from the virus.

00:12:54 – Slowing Pig Growth:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey talks about what hog producers can do to actually slow down the pace of pig growth, to buy time as the COVID interruptions in pork packing and processing hopefully are worked out in the weeks ahead.

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

00:32:23 – Mindful Monday Mornings:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses a new program, Mindful Monday Mornings, which is aimed at reducing youth stress through social-emotional learning.


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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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