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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 1, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• U.S. beef export and import trends since 2003

• News from the virtual 92nd Kansas FFA State Convention

• Kansas Virtual 4-H Camp begins this week…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's cattle market analysis: he shares an update on the recovery in beef slaughter capacity, and offers his outlook on feedgrain and hay prices for the remainder of 2020, which leans in favor of the cattle producer.

00:12:55 – Beef Export and Import Trends:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor goes over his new report on U.S. beef export and import trends since 2003...information which lends to the recent discussion over beef exports and imports amid the pandemic-induced industry disruptions...he then relates that to his new assessment of COVID-19 economic damage to the Kansas cattle industry.

00:24:17 – Kansas FFA State Convention:  Comments from the three Kansas FFA members who were named state Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness and Star in Agricultural Placement at the virtual 92nd Kansas FFA State Convention which concluded last Friday.

00:32:26 – Virtual 4-H Camp:  K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about virtual 4-H camp, which begins today and continues throughout the month.


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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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