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Nov 4, 2019

  • Cattle market update looks at beef demand
  • Sampling hay meadows & pastures for nutrient needs
  • National FFA Convention Wrap-up
  • 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge at K-State

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the counter-seasonal strength in beef demand, which is contributing to the current rally in cattle prices, and he discusses what he found to be several common topics of interest at assorted livestock-oriented conferences this past month.

00:12:55 – Nutrient Needs of Crop Fields, Grasslands: K-State soil nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about sampling hay meadows and pastures for nutrient needs this fall. He'll explain how the sampling procedure differs from doing so for crop fields, and emphasizes testing for low pH grassland soils.

00:24:04 – National FFA Convention Wrap-up: Kansas FFA state reporter J.W. Wells provides a wrap-up report on the 2019 National FFA Convention, which concluded over the weekend in Indianapolis. 

00:36:02 – 4-H Science of Ag Challenge: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Anissa Jepsen discusses the Kansas 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge taking place this Saturday on the K-State campus.

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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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