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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 15, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Changes in food consumption patterns resulting from the pandemic

• K-State researchers take on infectious diseases

• Kansas 4-H introduces a new science and technology program

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he talks about how the return to more normal packing plant operations has affected the latest price movement in the cattle markets, and he shares his latest projected returns to finishing cattle for the remainder of 2020.

00:12:54 – COVID-19 and Food Consumption:  The director of the Food Science Institute at K-State, Jeanette Thurston, and the food service specialist with the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, Patti Dollarhide, talk about changes in food consumption patterns resulting from the pandemic, and how the beef industry might capitalize on those...their comments are from the recent BCI Cattle Chat podcast.

00:24:20 – $11 Million Grant Jump Starts New Research:  K-State veterinarians Juergen Richt and Philip Hardwidge talk about a new $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health which will support research at a new Center on Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at K-State.

00:32:43 – 4-H Online Science and Technology:  Douglas County 4-H youth development specialist Kaitlyn Peine discusses an interactive online science and technology program for 4-H youth.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.