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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.

Oct 26, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Year-end tax management advice for farmers and ranchers

• Agricultural news headlines

• A Kansas 4-H member discusses his club’s Science of Agriculture project…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University provides this week's observations on the cattle markets:  he comments on the bearish numbers out of the USDA's Cattle-on-Feed Report last Friday, and he talks about the market disruptions resulting from the drought, from the lack of available wheat pasture to accelerated cow culling because of forage shortages.

00:12:52 – Year-End Tax Management:  The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association out of K-State, Kevin Herbel, offers year-end tax management advice for farmers and ranchers...he suggests gathering financial records and other information now to assess where one stands with the operation's income situation, allowing for better management decisions to finish out the year.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:27 – 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge:  Elk County veterinarian Andrea Arbuckle and 4-Her Wyatt Fechter discuss their Science of Agriculture Challenge project to measure the impact of chiropractic adjustments on chickens, hogs and cattle.


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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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