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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.

Apr 6, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update;

• A new forage production approach could extend the grazing season

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• Certain learning exercises can help youth manage internal stress and communicate better…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his latest take on the cattle markets, which are struggling to find solid footing as the COVID-19 situation persists...he discusses the potential market impact of virus-related beef packing plant slowdowns or closures, and he offers his general advice to cattle producers on weathering the current market uncertainty.

00:12:53 – New Forage Production Approach:  K-State beef systems specialists Jaymelynn Farney talks about a forage production approach that has been evaluated by researchers in Kansas and Nebraska...interseeding warm-season forage crops into cool-season pastures, effectively extending the grazing season on that acreage...she says that this system can work very well for producers when managed correctly.

00:24:06 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:20 – Learning, Stress and Communication:  K-State 4-H specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay discusses a variety of learning exercises that can help youth manage internal stress and communicate better with everyone around them.


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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.