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Mar 18, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a new study illustrates the economic importance of cooperatives to local and regional economies; agriculture news, and the latest “Tree Tales”; 4-H Shooting Sports training begins next month…

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.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  The senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, provides this week's cattle market commentary:  he shares the LMIC's outlook on beef, pork and poultry output in 2019, and he looks ahead to the USDA's next Cattle-on-Feed report due out this Friday.

00:13:00 – Farmer Cooperatives:  The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, talks about the contribution of farmer cooperatives to the Kansas economy...that's the subject a new study conducted by the center which illustrates the economic importance of cooperatives to local and regional economies in the state.

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 – Shooting Sports Training:  K-State 4-H specialists Chris Mullins and Pam Van Horn discuss the upcoming 4-H Shooting Sports training being offered in April at Rock Springs 4-H Center.


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