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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.

May 26, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Researching insect-borne disease issues in Kansas cattle production

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Making fish eyes work in your favor…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides this week's cattle market analysis—she provides an update on resumption of beef packing plant operations, covers last Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed report, and talks about the improvement in cattle feeding cost of gain, which may affect calf marketing decisions this fall.

00:12:54 – New Research Endeavors:  New K-State veterinary entomologist Cassandra Olds talks about her plans for researching insect-borne disease issues in Kansas cattle production, including a problem that she has studied extensively in the past...diseases vectored by ticks, such as anaplasmosis, which has become a significant herd health challenge for cattle producers.

00:24:13 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:15 – Aqua-Vision:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the vision capabilities of fish, and how that relates to fishing success.


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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.