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Feb 11, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; an outlook on diesel fuel prices heading into another production year; agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; the newly-elected officers of the Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council…

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.

00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's insight on the cattle markets:  in addition to reviewing last week's trading trends, he talks about the current market for bred cows, and about the value of considering a 10-year projection on the cattle markets.

00:13:00 – Diesel Fuel Prices:  K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl offers his latest outlook on diesel fuel prices heading into another production year, and he talks about the seasonality of fuel prices as a guideline for making fuel purchases for fieldwork...he has just released two K-State fact sheets on those topics.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:01 –4-H Youth Leadership Council:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw discusses the role of the state 4-H Youth Leadership Council and announces the four newly-elected officers responsible for overseeing four major 4-H leadership activities.


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